Maternity, paternity and adoption – looking for the answers on issues relating to these family related work issues?
Women employees have had statutory maternity rights for many years. Since April 2003, fathers and adoptive parents also have statutory rights to paternity leave and adoption leave. These rights also apply within partnerships of the same sex.
In addition to maternity, paternity and adoption rights, other important family-friendly measures should be remembered, including the right to unpaid parental leave, the right to time off for emergencies involving dependents and the right to request flexible working.
For more information on the above and to find out all the answers to your maternity, paternity and adoption leave queries visit the CIPD website