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maternity rights

in the employment law of the UK, a series of rights given to pregnant women. Statutory maternity pay is payable. Maternity allowance is a social security benefit if she cannot get statutory maternity pay. The particular rules vary from time to time. The essential protections involve allowing the woman who has worked close to the date of the pregnancy to be kept on after her pregnancy so long as she gives her employer notice before she stops working that she intends to return to work. If not allowed to return, the case will proceed much like one for UNFAIR DISMISSAL. See also PATERNITY RIGHTS.
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The changes to the Act indeed are a reflection, as in 1980, of the focus and dominant ideas of the women's movement which was a strong impetus, from within political parties and outside, for the development of any maternity or parental leave legislation.
The bill also offers the opportunity for one parent to transfer two weeks of their parental leave to the other - the current law allows for the father to transfer leave to the mother only.
Shared parental leave was introduced in 2015 and it allows parents to share leave and maternity pay following the birth of their child.
Shared parental leave is good for parents, children and employers.
These weeks of shared parental leave can be taken by either the mother and / or her partner if they satisfy eligibility criteria, and give the appropriate notice.
It provides the lead attorney in a case can seek a three-month parental leave continuance that "shall be granted" if made in reasonable time and there is no substantial prejudice to the opposing party.
Ireland is one of only six EU countries where employers don't have to pay p rs workers for parental leave.
In this paper, we narrow our focus to paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a new child and outline a proposal to provide paid leave to low-income and lower-middle-income working households.
To address this we introduced a bold parental leave policy to better support and hold onto our valuable staff.
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Summary: Robins Kaplan has started a more generous parental leave program for the law firm’s regular employees.

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