Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

Adoption and surrogacy rates in the UK are on the rise – in the year ending March 2020, there were 3,440 adoptions and 413 parental orders following a surrogacy arrangement.

TikTok boss slammed for criticising maternity leave

News that a senior TikTok boss has reportedly told London staff he doesn't think companies should offer paid maternity leave has been universally condemned as out of touch and even “dangerous.”

HSE introduces risk assessments for pregnant workers

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has updated its guidance for employers of pregnant women or new mothers.

Organisations urged to sign Pregnancy Loss Pledge

Half of respondents to a Miscarriage Association survey said they felt they had to return to work before they were ready, with many not knowing or being told about their right to pregnancy-related...

Over half of UK employers now provide enhanced maternity and paternity pay

Nearly two thirds (63.5%) of businesses offer maternity pay above the statuary minimum in the UK, and three-fifths (60.8%) offer enhanced paternity pay.

UK's top family-friendly employers named for 2020

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

Women more likely to take career break for caring responsibilities

A gender care gap is stopping women achieving their career potential, as they manage the majority of childcare and care for elderly relatives

One month until Working Families Best Practice Awards 2019 entry deadline

?There’s one month left to apply for Working Families’ Best Practice Awards 2019

Self-employed mothers earn less

?Just 20% of self-employed mothers are earning as much as they did before they had children

Gender equality hinges on paternity leave

Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway, speaks on gender equality in the workplace

Paternity leave policies becoming more inclusive globally

Organisations are expanding leave policies to include fathers, part-time employees and caregivers of parents