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If You Have Been Replaced When You Return From Maternity Leave

Please also see our Maternity Law page. Returning to work after maternity leave carries its own stresses. Coping with your child, ante-natal care and the many rituals of motherhood, all in, it’s a daunting package. You might expect some consideration from your employer, and fortunately, maternity law grants you rights against discrimination. If you have been replaced while […]


Your rights if you have been employed for less than a year.

On a daily basis, we get enquiries from people wanting to claim unfair dismissal who have been working somewhere for less than a year and are sacked on the spot with no due process, notice or in fact what appears to be no valid reason what so ever. Although this may seem grossly unfair and […]


Vince Cable Leads the Coalition Government’s Attack on Employee Rights

Vince Cable Leads the Coalition Governments Attack on Employee Rights Vince Cable the Business Secretary today announced that the Coalition were undertaking a review of UK employment laws which could result in a significant erosion of employees’ legal rights. One to Two Years The Government are considering increasing the qualifying period to bring an unfair […]


Your Maternity Rights at Work

We have much more information on our Maternity Law page. “Congratulations!”…Whether you hear this through gritted teeth or with genuine happiness from your boss, you have rights when you are pregnant, and your length of service is irrelevant. The 4 main rights are: The right to paid time off for antenatal care; The right to maternity leave; The […]

Maternity Law News

Pregnancy and Work – The Risk Assessment

Please also see: A Summary of your Maternity Rights Employers have a an obligation under Regulation 16 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to carry out a pregnancy risk assessment in respect of expectant or new mothers (those who have given birth within the last 6 months). Where there is […]

Employment Maternity Law

Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

Please also see: A Summary of your Maternity Rights Pregnant employees are, of course, entitled to return to work after maternity leave. The employee’s rights are slightly different depending on whether she is returning from Ordinary Maternity Leave (up to 26 weeks) or additional maternity leave (26-52 weeks). Returning after Ordinary Maternity Leave If the employee […]


Qualifying period for Unfair Dismissal may be extended

———————————————————————————— *UPDATE – 27th January 2011* Vince Cable Leads the Coalition Governments Attack on Employee Rights ————————————————————————————- The Government has recently announced that it is considering changing employment law to restrict employees’ right to bring unfair dismissal proceedings against their employers until the employee has worked for two years or more. Currently, the qualifying length […]

Employment Unfair Dismissal

Pregnancy Related Dismissals

Please also see: A Summary of your Maternity Rights It is a distressingly common occurrence. The discrimination against women in the workplace has no doubt improved greatly over recent years, yet there still seem to be those who, in their treatment of or attitude towards the female workforce, are behaving in a historical manner. It is well known […]

Employment Maternity Law

Restructures & Reorganisations – Am I Redundant?

With a challenging economic climate, the news seems to be inundated with reports of redundancies as companies and businesses struggle to keep their workers employed. Ruthless employers will, however, be tempted to use the economic conditions as an excuse to ‘reorganise’ or ‘restructure’ their business resulting in redundancies. But redundant employees would be wise not to accept the […]

Employment News Redundancy