Pregnancy, maternity and paternity leave

We can help you

Your employees now have a number of family friendly rights available to them which include:

  • Adoption leave and pay
  • Emergency leave for dependants
  • Flexible working
  • Maternity leave and pay
  • Parental leave
  • Paternity leave and pay

For an employer it can be extremely difficult to keep up with the ever changing rules relating to family friendly rights. If you get it wrong your business could face a claim of sex discrimination or unfair/constructive dismissal. It is therefore important for you to fully understand the legislative changes and how these will impact your business. As an employer you will need to balance the needs of your business to retain skilled employees against the needs of your employees with family responsibility.

What can you expect?

Our specialist employment solicitors can help you with all aspects of family friendly rights at work.  We can help you understand your obligations and avoid unnecessary claims from your employees. If you receive a grievance or a tribunal claim we can work with you to achieve the right outcome. We can work with you to draft policies and procedures to give you and your managers confidence to deal with these rights. We can also provide your managers with training so that they understand how the complex rules work in practice.

Please telephone and speak to one of our employment lawyers for free on 0333 003 1767 (8.30am – 9pm weekdays, 10am – 4pm weekends) or fill in the online form to request a call back and someone will ring you within 24 hours.

You can access any of our commercial employment lawyers at any of our offices spread throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Greater London including Kingston upon Thames, Bordon, Cheam, Canary Wharf, Leatherhead, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Tolworth or Walton on Thames.

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