• New Rights for New Fathers

    New Rights for New Fathers

    Imagine it, the excitement of a new born baby followed by long days and sleepless nights. For many new and expectant parents, especially the dads, concerns about work sometime prevent them enjoying the special early days of fatherhood. While they may be granted leave, it is often at statutory pay and this can prevent dad’s…

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  • The Elephant in the Room: Protected Characteristics – Parental Status

    The Elephant in the Room: Protected Characteristics – Parental Status

    Being a working parent is hard! For me, it was actually harder when my kids were at primary school, than when they were at nursery. At nursery, there was cover from 7am – 7pm if I needed it. At primary school there appeared to be a natural assumption that you could drop off at 8:50,…

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  • Family Friendly Policies

    A full set of policies around maternity, paternity and adoption leave and pay need to be developed so that employees feel valued and their skills are not lost from the business, but so that they business is able to function effectively with short and long term absences as a result of the prospective and actual…

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  • PeopleTalk – December 2012

    Welcome  to December’s issue of PeopleTalk. In this issue, we look at the latest legislation for sharing Parental Leave.  We also report on the European Commission’s proposal of 40% representation of women in the boardroom.  With Christmas looming we discuss alarming findings showing that a third of British Employees are putting themselves at risk of burning out…

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  • Father’s Day –Pay Some Attention to Dads!

    Father’s Day is just around the corner, for those of you who haven’t marked it in your diary in a giant red circle – it’s Sunday 17th June.  Make sure you spoil Dads and Carers – because I think they often get left out of any celebrations!  Notoriously, did you know that Father’s Day is…

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