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  • Maternity leave: Redundancy form sent to employee's inaccessible work email address

    Date:
    13 March 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust v Jackson and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, as long as the miscommunication came from an administrative error, an employee whose redundancy redeployment form was sent to an inaccessible work email address was not unfavourably treated because she was on maternity leave.

  • Men's parental leave is key to women's progression

    Date:
    8 March 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Encouraging men to take a greater share in parental caring responsibilities can have a profound effect on female career progression. On International Women's Day, Lauren Touré looks at policies abroad and what employers can do to champion parental leave.

  • Third of mums using toilets to express milk at work

    Date:
    21 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    A third of breastfeeding mothers returning to work are being forced to use a toilet to express milk because of a lack of suitable facilities in their workplace, a survey has found.

  • Tax-Free Childcare failing to attract working families

    Date:
    18 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Take-up of the government's Tax-Free Childcare benefit has been much slower than anticipated, official figures have shown.

  • Prepare for surge in shared parental leave requests, law firm urges

    Date:
    13 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave - a significant increase on the 7% who say they have taken it so far, a survey has found.

  • Childcare main barrier for unemployed parents

    Date:
    14 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Eighty-six per cent of unemployed parents want to return to work, though many experience difficulty in finding roles that fit around their childcare routines.

  • Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    As always, HR professionals had their fair share of employment law cases to keep track of in 2018, but what were the 10 most important judgments in 2018 that every employer should know about?

  • Date:
    10 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The area of family rights will continue to be a hot topic in 2019, both in terms of new cases and the family in society at large. Esther Langdon and Danielle Garland from law firm Vedder Price look at this year's trends and how employers can prepare.

  • Date:
    13 December 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. We set out an eight-point plan so employers can prepare.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Updated to reflect that the draft Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2019 has been finalised.

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