Parental leave

‘Iceberg’ of discontent over flexible working expected post-pandemic

Employers have been warned not to take away flexible working after restrictions are lifted post-coronavirus.

Legal-ease: What HR should have on the radar for 2021

2021 looks set to be another unpredictable year. HR played a vital role in helping employers through the uncertainty and challenges brought on by the pandemic in 2020 and, although many of those...

Change to maternity law in government could open doors for working mothers

New changes brought in by government will mean cabinet ministers will soon be able to take six months maternity leave on full pay.

Special leave should be for all employees not just parents and carers

With boundaries between work and home life blurring into one, how can businesses support their employees with balancing it all?

Working parents lying over home-schooling

A lack of flexible working options has forced many employees to lie to their bosses during lockdown.

Working parents hit by furlough refusals

Working mothers’ struggle between balancing home schooling and their job has increased stress levels and anxiety by 90% however, they are still being refused furlough by employers.

Working parents’ employment rights during the school closure

As colleges, primary schools and secondary schools are to remain closed at least until February half term, what employment rights do working parents have to help them with the difficult and stressful...

Third lockdown pushes workplace inequalities to brink

As many non-essential businesses are facing further closures into mid-February, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new £4.6 billion support package for employers including one-off top up grants of...

HR should offer furlough to working parents, TUC says

A last-minute decision by ministers to close some schools after the Christmas break has left many working parents without childcare.

Firms lack transparency over support for working parents

Only a small minority of the UK investment management firms are disclosing how they support working parents, and the support that is available has been described as “invisible”.

Parental support must extend past parental leave

For working parents, coronavirus has meant taking on the role of teacher while schools were shut, while also having to adapt to remote working themselves. They were essentially left with two full-time...

UK's top family-friendly employers named for 2020

Working Families has announced its annual list of family-friendly employers in the UK.