Are redundancy protections part of the parenting puzzle?


Posted by Lisa Wallis, 3rd May 2019

This article was first published in Employee Benefits on 30 April.

In January 2019, the government launched a consultation on extending protection from redundancy for mothers and new parents. Lisa Wallis explains more in an article in Employee Benefits.

Currently, those absent on maternity leave should receive preferential treatment in redundancy situations; for example, being offered a suitable alternative vacancy above those not on maternity leave. The consultation proposes to extend this protection to pregnant mothers until six months after a return to work.

However, the consultation also considers other new parents. Should the same preferential protection be introduced for adoption leaveshared parental leave and longer periods of parental leave? This could be a significant step, particularly for men and same-sex partners sharing parental responsibilities.

Read the full article here.

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