New guidance by the TUC and Maternity Action published to protect new and expectant mothers. The guide suggests ways bosses can keep their pregnant staff safe.
Tags: Maternity leave
The results are disheartening.
A quarter of women on maternity leave are not offered the same training opportunities as their colleagues, affecting their readiness to return to work, according to new research.
The craft brewery will be the first in the industry to offer its workforce time off to settle a new pet, and the first company in the US to pioneer the puppy incentive
New mothers are facing increasing discrimination when they take maternity leave including being made redundant and switched to zero-hours contracts.
Government urged to act after research finds nearly 400,000 women have experienced pregnancy discrimination.
Liz Nottingham: How can we tackle issues that prevent mothers from returning to work following maternity leave?
Balancing work and childcare is an age old conundrum and one that, in my opinion, has not yet been completely solved. Through my own experience as a working mum, I believe that balancing the household books is only ever one part of the picture. When looking at government policy, it is great to see…
Over one fifth of working mums forced to leave jobs because a flexible working request was turned down
Release findings from Workingmums.co.uk‘s 2015 Annual Survey highlights that over a fifth of working mums have been forced to leave their jobs because a flexible working request was turned down. The survey of over 2,300 mums also found that 38 percent of those still on maternity leave would not return to their jobs if flexible working wasn’t…
In a recent report from Mumsnet it was revealed that six out of 10 women feel having children has had a negative effect on their career. The research also found that nine out of 10 women agreed that there exists a ‘motherhood penalty’ which stalls women’s careers. These numbers make for disappointing reading to anyone who wants an enthusiastic female workforce.
Tina Wisener: Netflix premieres 12 months paid parental leave for all, but can UK employers pick and choose who gets it?
Netflix has announced that its employees can take as much time off as they wish during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption and still be paid in full.
Netflix has announced that they will give new parents a year’s fully-paid leave to ensure the retention of top talent.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has put together an infographic that can help employers ensure a smooth transition back into the workplace for both the employee and employer.
A survey of 3,200 women, by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, found that 11 percent of the women interviewed had been dismissed, made compulsorily redundant, or left their jobs as a result of being treated poorly.
Juliet Turnbull: Attitudes to work are changing but are employers missing a trick with flexible working?
There has been a gradual shift in people’s attitudes to work over the past decades, catalysed by the impact of digital advances. While IT creates a myriad of flexible working opportunities, it also makes it harder to “leave work at the office”.