Pregnancy, maternity and paternity


Pregnancy should be a happy time but for some it can be stressful as a result of problems in the workplace.  Some women experience unfair treatment or can be unfairly selected for redundancy as a result of pregnancy.  The return to work from maternity leave can also be difficult particularly where there have been changes to the workplace or where requests for flexible working have been turned down without good reason.


With the ever changing laws many employers are not aware of the rights that employees have to paternity leave.   Fathers and partners of a child's mother are entitled to both paternity leave and unpaid parental leave if they meet certain eligibility criteria.
What can you expect?

There are a large number of family friendly rights that you may benefit from, including flexible working or the right to take time off work to deal with an emergency involving one of your dependents.  If you have been unfairly treated or you have not been allowed to exercise one of your rights, our team of specialist employment solicitors can help you.  Our solicitors can also assist you as working parents in drafting an employment contract for your nanny.

Please telephone and speak to one of our employment lawyers for free and without obligation 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 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.