Maternity leave and pay
10 May 2016
The law recognises women on maternity leave as being particularly vulnerable and gives them special protection. As a result, employers need to be careful to make sure they comply with their legal obligations in this area. This Inbrief summarises the rights which women on maternity leave enjoy and looks at some common problem areas.
The Government introduced new regime of shared parental leave and pay in 2015. Please see our Inbrief on flexible and family-friendly rights reform for further details.