LRD Booklets October 2014

Leave and pay for working parents - a guide for trade union reps


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Introduction

Introduction [pages 4-5] (679 words)

Over the last 10 years successive governments have introduced a wide range of measures aimed at helping working parents to balance their employment ...
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Chapter 1

1. Maternity leave and pay [ch 1: page 6] (524 words)

A new £1 million programme of independent research to examine the extent of pregnancy discrimination in the UK and its effect on both families and ...
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The Children and Families Act 2014 [ch 1: page 6] (137 words)

Maternity leave [ch 1: pages 6-7] (93 words)

Ordinary Maternity Leave [ch 1: pages 7-8] (147 words)

Additional Maternity Leave [ch 1: page 8] (91 words)

Notifying an employer before taking maternity leave [ch 1: pages 8-9] (396 words)

Antenatal care [ch 1: page 9] (263 words)

Statutory Maternity Pay [ch 1: page 10] (314 words)

Maternity Allowance [ch 1: pages 10-11] (378 words)

Sickness during pregnancy [ch 1: pages 11-12] (331 words)

Contact during maternity leave [ch 1: page 12] (126 words)

Keeping in Touch days [ch 1: pages 12-13] (234 words)

Redundancy situations during maternity leave [ch 1: pages 13-15] (970 words)

Pregnancy discrimination [ch 1: pages 15-16] (278 words)

Returning to work [ch 1: pages 16-17] (527 words)

Negotiating on maternity leave and pay [ch 1: pages 17-18] (759 words)

Fertility treatment [ch 1: page 18] (350 words)

Raising awareness about maternity rights [ch 1: pages 19-20] (195 words)

Negotiating checklist on maternity rights [ch 1: page 20] (85 words)

Chapter 2

2. Shared parental leave and pay [ch 2: pages 21-22] (485 words)

Shared Parental Leave is a new right that will enable eligible mothers, fathers, partners and adopters to choose how to share time off work after ...
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Eligibility for shared parental leave [ch 2: page 22] (330 words)

Amount of shared parental leave and rate of pay [ch 2: pages 22-23] (191 words)

Key points: Shared Parental Leave and Pay [ch 2: pages 23] (197 words)

Notification and other requirements [ch 2: pages 23-24] (401 words)

Discussing intentions early on [ch 2: pages 24-25] (104 words)

Discussing a notification for Shared Parental Leave [ch 2: page 25] (342 words)

Keeping in touch with work during shared parental leave [ch 2: page 26] (101 words)

Redundancy during shared parental leave [ch 2: page 26] (87 words)

Returning to work after shared parental leave [ch 2: page 26] (85 words)

Negotiating on shared parental leave [ch 2: page 26] (130 words)

Negotiating checklist on shared parental leave [ch 2: pages 26-27] (96 words)

Chapter 3

3. Paternity leave and pay [ch 3: page 28] (344 words)

Fathers who qualify for paternity leave can take either one or two weeks’ paid statutory leave within 56 days’ of the child’s birth — this is ...
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Right to time off to attend antenatal appointments [ch 3: pages 28-29] (181 words)

Ordinary Paternity Leave [ch 3: page 29] (230 words)

Notice for Ordinary Paternity Leave [ch 3: pages 29-30] (174 words)

Ordinary Paternity Pay [ch 3: page 30] (163 words)

Additional Paternity Leave [ch 3: page 30] (217 words)

Entitlement to take Additional Paternity Leave [ch 3: page 31] (324 words)

Rights during paternity leave [ch 3: pages 31-32] (327 words)

Negotiating on paternity leave [ch 3: pages 32-33] (568 words)

Negotiating checklist on paternity leave [ch 3: pages 33-34] (185 words)

Chapter 4

4. Statutory adoption leave and surrogacy leave [ch 4: page 35] (215 words)

From 5 April 2015, the Children and Families Act 2014 brings adoption leave and pay entitlements in line with the amount of leave and pay available ...
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Entitlement to take statutory adoption leave [ch 4: pages 35-36] (207 words)

Notice to take adoption leave [ch 4: page 36] (257 words)

Starting adoption leave [ch 4: pages 36-37] (201 words)

Statutory Adoption Pay [ch 4: page 37] (314 words)

Rights during adoption leave [ch 4: pages 37-38] (166 words)

Fostering to adopt — new rights [ch 4: page 38] (83 words)

Negotiating on adoption leave [ch 4: pages 38-39] (349 words)

Adoption appointments [ch 4: page 39] (166 words)

Negotiating checklist on adoption leave [ch 4: page 39] (68 words)

Surrogacy arrangements [ch 4: pages 39-40] (516 words)

Negotiating on surrogacy leave [ch 4: page 41] (220 words)

Negotiating checklist on surrogacy leave [ch 4: page 41] (101 words)

Chapter 5

5. Time off for dependants [ch 5: page 42] (138 words)

All working parents will, at some point, need time off at short notice to deal with a family emergency. This can include a child’s illness or an ...
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Taking emergency leave [ch 5: page 42] (209 words)

Amount of time off [ch 5: page 42] (83 words)

Notice to take time off for dependants [ch 5: page 42] (67 words)

When time off is refused [ch 5: page 42] (57 words)

Pay [ch 5: page 42] (69 words)

Negotiating time off for dependants [ch 5: page 42] (172 words)

Negotiating checklist on time off for dependants [ch 5: pages 43-44 ] (92 words)

Chapter 6

6. Flexible working [ch 6: page 45] (200 words)

The Children and Families Act 2014 extended the right to request to work flexibly to all employees, regardless of their caring responsibilities, from ...
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The right to request flexible working [ch 6: page 45] (115 words)

Flexible working patterns [ch 6: pages 45-46] (301 words)

The new procedure [ch 6: pages 46-47] (330 words)

How an employer should consider a request to work flexibly [ch 6: pages 47-50] (1,224 words)

Negotiating on flexible working [ch 6: pages 50-51] (512 words)

LRD survey of flexible working [ch 6: pages 51-52] (746 words)

Negotiating checklist on flexible working [ch 6: page 53] (85 words)

Chapter 7

7. Parental leave [ch 7: page 54] (241 words)

Parental leave is a right to take unpaid time off work to look after a child or make arrangements for the child’s welfare. This right should not be ...
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Entitlement to parental leave [ch 7: page 54] (127 words)

When can parental leave be taken? [ch 7: pages 54-55] (109 words)

Employment rights during parental leave [ch 7: page 55] (165 words)

Taking parental leave [ch 7: page 55] (222 words)

Postponement of parental leave [ch 7: page 56] (189 words)

Negotiating on parental leave [ch 7: pages 56-58] (681 words)

Negotiating checklist on parental leave [ch 7: page 58] (263 words)

Chapter 8

8. Health and safety for new and expectant mothers [ch 8: page 59] (180 words)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) describes a new and expectant mother as a woman who is pregnant or has given birth in the last six months or is ...
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Risk assessments for new and expectant mothers [ch 8: pages 59-60] (377 words)

Maternity suspension [ch 8: page 60] (238 words)

Night work [ch 8: page 61] (118 words)

Breastfeeding [ch 8: page 61] (272 words)

Negotiating on the health and safety of new and expectant mothers [ch 8: page 62] (180 words)

Negotiating checklist on the health and safety of new and expectant mothers [ch 8: page 62] (159 words)

Further information

Further information (360 words)

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