Employees with families have many rights and protections which, as an employer, you must be aware of. 

These are the right to maternity, adoption, shared parental and paternity leave, flexible working, time off for dependants and unpaid parental leave, known as ‘family-friendly’ rights. 

These rights are important because they provide employees with the flexibility to structure work around their family life and place obligations on you, as their employer, to support them to take leave and to return to the workplace. 

By putting family-friendly policies in place, you will make sure that your employees know exactly what is expected of them.

We can help you understand your obligations in relation to employees who wish to take family-friendly leave and how to manage employees on their return to work.  

We can also advise you on the content of any policies you’d like to put in place to ensure they guide not just your employees but also your managers on the processes to follow. 

Speak to a member of our Employment Law & HR team for more information

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