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Family friendly rights

Family friendly rights

Do you have a member of staff requesting maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave?  Are you unsure of your obligations and what you must pay? 

The rules on parenting and adoption leave are complex and regularly updated.  These requests could come from both men and women and the leave could be up to a whole year in length. We can guide you through the detailed rules to help you deal with requests from your employees in the right way. Having the right policies in place will make sure you don’t fall foul of the rules, and the right policies can even motivate staff if you are seen as a good employer.

It is increasingly common to receive flexible working requests from mothers reaching the end of their maternity leave.  Like many employers you may be happy to give flexibility, but are worried about damaging your business if you give away too much.  The right advice can mean that you keep your staff happy but don’t give away flexibility that you can’t afford.

We are experts on the parental leave rules.  We can prepare your policies for you, talk you through each new leave application and help you respond to requests for flexible working.

If you would like to talk in confidence to one of our experienced solicitors or have any questions then please call us on 01268 240000 or email us at

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