Redundancy ban to be considered for new mothers

__   Women and equalities committee report calls on government to strengthen protection from discrimination Pregnant women and new mothers could be entitled to additional protection from redundancy if new government proposals go ahead. A redundancy ban, whereby firms would be unable to make women redundant during pregnancy, maternity leave or for six months after… Continue reading

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Only 5 per cent of new fathers opt for shared parental leave

___   Four-fifths of employers have received no SPL requests, according to new CIPD data Just 5 per cent of new fathers and 8 per cent of new mothers have taken up shared parental leave (SPL) since it was introduced in April 2015, according to new data from the CIPD. Only one-fifth (21 per cent)… Continue reading

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