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    Entries in Pregnancy (11)


    Managing long term sickness absence

    Employers often have to grapple with the issue of when to dismiss an employee who has been absent from the workplace for a lengthy period of time. Where this is due to long-term illness, you potentially run the risk of a claim for disability discrimination as well as unfair dismissal if you get things wrong. How robust is your long term sickness absence policy?

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    Pregnancy, maternity – but what about Dads?

    New research has revealed that many fathers to not feel supported in the workplace to care for their children. How does your practice shape up?

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    All power to the Bump

    Did you know that three in four working mothers experience pregnancy and maternity discrimination? That despite 77% of working mothers experiencing discriminatory or negative experiences, only around a quarter (28%) raised the issue with their employer, only 3% went through their employer’s internal grievance procedure, and less than 1% pursued a claim to the employment tribunal? What would your staff say?

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    Managing pregnancy and maternity discrimination – Child’s play?

    Did you know that women who are pregnant or returning to work after having a child are more likely to face discrimination than they were 10 years ago? While many HR departments are supportive, research has found that 20% of staff experience harassment or negative comments from colleagues or managers when pregnant or returning from maternity leave. What happens in your organisation?

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    Time off for antenatal and adoption appointments

    Are you aware that new leave rights for antenatal and adoption appointments have been introduced for adopters, surrogates and partners of pregnant women? Apparently, many employers are unaware of these new rights. Acas have published new free guides to help explain the changes

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