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Family Friendly Rights

There are many different types of family friendly rights in employment law including:

  • Maternity Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Dependants Leave
  • Flexible Working
  • Part Time Working

The rules which apply to the various types of family friendly rights vary depending on the particular right. In recent years there has been a great expansion in the rights given to working families which means that this is an area of law which is constantly changing. Our Employment law solicitors ensure that they are fully updated on all developments in this area to ensure that they can offer the most up to date advice to you.

We can help you draft and implement policies in relation to family friendly rights and can help you with the process when issues occur and you need help and guidance. This includes being able to offer you a full HR service with a fully qualified HR specialist there to support you in your business when issues arise.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to put up with a pregnant employee who keeps leaving work for maternity appointments?

Yes a pregnant employee is entitled to time off for ante-natal care, which may include parenting classes. You cannot refuse a pregnant employee time off however you are able to request to see the appointment letters or any other supporting evidence. 

We have a part time member of staff who has informed us she is pregnant. What is she legally entitled to?

The employer is entitled to be treated the same as a full time employee. Like a full time employee she has the right to maternity leave and the right to return to her job after maternity leave. She may be entitled to maternity pay.

She is also entitled to her normal terms and conditions of employment except remuneration during the period of her maternity leave. 

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