Summary Direct discrimination is unlawful even if the employer it trying to be ‘chivalrous’. However in limited cases positive discriminatio...
Employees have a right to unpaid time off to deal with emergencies which may arise for dependants. Examples include providing assistance if ...
Summary This should not be confused with Shared parental leave and Paternity leave, which are in the period after the birth of child, and ar...
Summary The right to request flexible working has probably excited rather more coverage in the British press (where it has been largely misu...
Summary Paternity leave is available to fathers: for either one whole week or two consecutive whole weeks in the period of eight weeks from ...
Introduction Since April 2015, what was known as Additional Paternity Leave and Additional Statutory Paternity Pay has been abolished and re...
Summary This defence can apply to discrimination arising from disability, and to indirect discrimination. The employer must show that the un...
Family-friendly measuresThis topic deals with both rights around the term of birth or adoption, and other rights which are available later. There is a separate topi...
Pregnancy and maternityA wide range of laws cover pregnancy and maternity, including health and safety, the Equality Act, and other employment protection rules. Th...