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Pregnancy: the right to relaxation?

Q: A pregnant employee wants to take time off for relaxation sessions. Do we have to agree and should it be paid? A: Alacoque Marvin, employment...

Breastfeeding at work: what employers need to know

Q: An employee has asked about breastfeeding at work. What are our legal obligations? Katie Mahoney, Associate, at Doyle Clayton replies... A: “Breastfeeding at work” can...

An employee on maternity leave wants to go part-time. Any tips?

Q: A full-time employee on maternity leave has requested to return part-time. She’s expected to return in three months. Any tips on how to...

A pregnant employees performance has dropped. Any tips?

Q: A pregnant employee’s performance has dropped. She’s made a few mistakes and missed deadlines. A customer has complained she wasn’t on her game....

Government is failing new mothers in the workplace, says new report

The government is being urged to act on a pledge to review redundancy protections for pregnant women and new mothers. The charity Maternity Action says...

Can we make a pregnant employee redundant?

Q: Can we make a pregnant employee redundant if we are retaining a non-pregnant employee doing the same job? Paul McAleavey, Senior Associate at Girlings...

Do we have to retain an employee on maternity leave in...

Q: Do we have to retain an employee on maternity leave in a redundancy situation? Natasha Adom, Senior Counsel at GQ Employment Law LLP, answers...  The...

Power to the bump: improving the workplace for new and expectant...

There are many things employers can do to effect change in the workplace for new and expectant mothers, says the Equality and Human Rights...