WorkLife tagged with parents

Bereaved Parents’ Rights – New Bill

Bereaved Parents’ Rights – New Bill

It's hard to imagine the pain of losing a child but on top of that employees often have the added worry of whether they are allowed time off, how much time off and whether they will be paid for time off. 

Family-friendly rights – what does the future hold?

Family-friendly rights – what does the future hold?

Over the past few weeks, I had cause to consider the state of family friendly rights in the UK: how we got where we are, where we are now and what might happen in the future.  It has got me thinking.

Parliamentary report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination

Parliamentary report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination

MPs of the Women and Equalities Committee are calling for greater protection for expectant and new mothers in the workplace after a report found a significant increase in pregnancy and maternity discrimination. Robert Lewis and Muhummed Cassidy discuss the findings of the report.

Shared Parental Leave – a user’s perspective

Shared Parental Leave – a user’s perspective

I've just spent the last six weeks off work. Fully paid, with my partner and our newborn baby, and without taking a single day of annual leave. I've exercised my right to take shared parental leave (SPL) and I'm here to say that, for all its complexity and limitations, SPL is a good thing for new parents. But it could be much better.