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An employee intending to adopt a child under 18 may be eligible to take up to three different kinds of statutory leave: • ordinary and additional adoption leave •...

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Any employee who fulfils the entitlement criteria (see Entitlement, below) has a statutory right under the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) to make an application to...

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STOP PRESS: A statutory Code of Practice on sexual harassment and harassment at work (which will be preceded by technical guidance from the Equality and Human Rights...

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Irrespective of length of service or hours of work, a pregnant employee is entitled to 52 weeks of maternity leave. This is made up of three types of leave: • ordinary...

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Employees may be entitled to various types of payment relating to pregnancy or maternity, such as: • pay during time off for antenatal care (see below) • pay during...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES (DEFINED BENEFIT AND MONEY PURCHASE) Protection of pension rights during periods of family leave Legislation...

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Parents of a child (whether born to the parents or adopted) are entitled to take up to 18 weeks of unpaid leave to care for that child at any time before the child's 18th...

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Under sections 80A–80E of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996) and the Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations 2002 (PAL Regs 2002), SI 2002/2788, employees are...

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This Practice Note summarises the law and practice in relation to whistleblowing as governed by the Employment Rights Act 1996 (ERA 1996). It is intended to be provide...

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In essence, the right to shared parental leave allows, after adoption, the adopter of the child and a second person (who must be married to, or the civil partner of, or...

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In essence, the right to shared parental leave allows, after birth, the mother of the child and a second person (who must be the father of child, or married to, or the...

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This Practice Note explains the shared parental pay (SPP) regime that applies in relation to the adoption of a child. The legislation underpinning shared parental pay...

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This Practice Note explains the shared parental pay (SPP) regime that applies in relation to the birth of a child. The legislation underpinning shared parental pay (the...

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A parent who takes adoption leave (see Practice Note: Adoption leave) may also be entitled to statutory adoption pay (SAP) during some of that leave. He or she may also...

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The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) provides protection against discrimination relating to certain listed characteristics, collectively called the protected characteristics....

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Employees who take ordinary adoption leave (OAL) are entitled to return to the 'same job' at the end of that leave unless that job is no longer available. Employees who...

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Women who take ordinary maternity leave are entitled to return to the 'same job' at the end of that leave unless that job is no longer available. Women who also take a...

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In certain defined circumstances, employees have a right to be permitted to take time off during working hours: • to care for, or arrange care for, 'dependants', or •...

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An employer or, where applicable, a temporary work agency or hirer, cannot unreasonably refuse to allow a pregnant employee, or where applicable, a pregnant agency...

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The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) provides protection against discrimination relating to certain listed characteristics, collectively called the protected characteristics....

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This Practice Note describes the extent to which employees are entitled to work during statutory maternity or adoption leave, without bringing that leave, or any...

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This Practice Note considers the rights that workers have under the Working Time Regulations 1998, SI 1998/1833, (WTR) and the enforcement of those rights. If an employer...

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