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Podcast: Handling redundancies where maternity rights apply

Handling redundancies where affected employees include those who are pregnant or on maternity leave can give rise to some tricky issues. Understanding what the law allows you to do, including the special protections that can apply, is crucial to ensuring a fair process.

Jo Broadbent, who is a professional support lawyer with Hogan Lovells, explains the key features of the law including: how the selection process operates; the duty to offer suitable alternative employment; entitlement to notice pay and statutory maternity pay; and strategies to deal with some of the common pitfalls.

Presenter Laura Merrylees is joined by Jo Broadbent. Edited and produced by Laura Kimpton.