Family friendly rights (maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption & parental leave)
If your employee is having a baby you may be wondering What to Expect when your Employee is Expecting.
New parents have months to prepare. Employers do not, that’s why we can advise on family friendly rights. Good employers will be ready from the beginning with policies in place and a thorough understanding of: health & safety obligations; pregnancy-related sickness; antenatal appointments; ordinary maternity leave/additional maternity leave/paternity leave/shared parental leave; pension rights; annual leave; statutory maternity pay (SMP)/paternity pay/company pay; returning to work; flexible working; rights in the event of redundancy… and more.
Whether it is maternity, paternity or adoption leave, employers need to mindful of more than just new additions to the family. Employees with 1+ year’s service can take up to 18 weeks’ unpaid parental leave to take care of a child up to the age of 18. Employees taking statutory parental leave are protected against dismissal and less favourable treatment.
How we help with family friendly rights?
If family friendly rights and the dangers of Employment Tribunal claims are keeping you awake at night Jordans can help. For more information or to speak to one of our Employment team about family friendly rights, please call Jordans on 033 03001103 or email us.