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.
An employer's guide to flexible working
Flexible working has been at the forefront of many businesses since the pandemic began, and for many it is now time to formalise a flexible working policy. This guide tells you how to handle flexible working requests but we can also assist with a policy if required.
Breastfeeding when returning to work: What’s the law?
For many women, returning to work after maternity leave can feel like a daunting prospect and one of the biggest sticking points is in relation to those who continue to breastfeed or express milk once their maternity leave has ended.
Here, Banner Jones’ Head of Employment law, Katie Ash, looks at the state of current legislation here in the UK.
Returning to work after maternity
Handling an employee’s return to work after maternity leave can feel like a bit of a minefield to most employers. Added to this is the risk of expensive pregnancy and maternity related discrimination claims as well as possible sex discrimination and constructive dismissal claims if they get things wrong.