Pregnant women and new parents to get enhanced redundancy protections
Government announces extension to protection for parents returning from maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
The Government has committed to new redundancy protections for pregnant women and new parents, which will entitle them to an additional six months of legal protection after their return to work.
The reforms also cover those taking adoption or shared parental leave.
The Government says the reforms, which form part of its Good Work Plan, will help ensure new parents are protected from redundancy related to pregnancy and parental leave for up to two years.
They are part of a raft of legislation related to parental leave and women at work that has been announced in the last hours of Theresa May’s premiership, including a consultation paper on extending parental leave for the parents of premature babies and proposals on paternity leave and new legislation on Non-Disclosure Agreements. It will be up to the new Government to enact them.
The move on pregnancy and maternity discrimination comes in response to a government consultation launched earlier this year which found that new parents continue to face unfair discrimination on their return to work.
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