One quarter (24%) of women on maternity leave are not offered the same training opportunities as their colleagues, according to research published by digital learning provider Avado.
The Government has launched a call for evidence seeking views on barriers to returning to work after taking time out of the workplace due to caring responsibilities.
XpertHR research into maternity pay arrangements finds a wide variety of approaches among employers paying above the statutory provisions. It also examines how organisations are enhancing paternity leave and pay.
Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim for his employer's failure to enhance its shared parental pay. How can employers stay on top of the various family-friendly rights available to employees? We provide a whistle-stop tour of who is entitled to what, and when.
The UK's social care crisis was a hot topic during this month's general election, serving to highlight the growing number of people who have to juggle work with caring responsibilities. Steve Herbert, head of benefits strategy at Jelf Employee Benefits, looks at how employers can support staff who are carers.
Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers. We debate the pros and cons for employers of paying employees on family-friendly leave over and above what the law requires.
Consultant editor Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was direct sex discrimination for a new father to be allowed to take only two weeks' leave on full pay, when female staff were entitled to 14 weeks' enhanced maternity pay.
An employment tribunal has held that it was direct sex discrimination for a new father whose wife had post-natal depression to be allowed to take only two weeks' leave on full pay, when female staff were entitled to 14 weeks' enhanced maternity leave.
An employment tribunal has held that a police force's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers on maternity leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners, is not discriminatory.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to family-friendly rights and support.