Tag Archives: maternity

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable”. Main parties’ employment manifestos reviewed

General Elections. Don’t they seem to come round more frequently than they used to? A tough call for voters, this particular one, not just because of economist JK Galbraith’s wise words above but also because the outcome won’t make the slightest difference to the biggest issue of the day, the terms on which we are … Continue Reading

Recent redundancy exercises – learning points for HR, part 4

Managing redundancy for those on maternity leave Many employers get nervous when carrying out redundancy exercises if the selection pool includes a woman who is pregnant or on maternity leave.  The risk of a claim for discrimination or an unfair dismissal claim if she is made redundant is often on their mind. The fact that … Continue Reading

UK Government Launches Shared Parental Leave

The last few weeks have seen a number of press articles on women’s pay and their under-representation at senior management levels. This was prompted by a study carried out by the Institute for Public Policy Research, which suggests that a key factor may be increasing childcare costs. This reinforces a culture of women, rather than … Continue Reading

The UK “bump plan” – when childbirth is a bonus

Readers may have been seen BBC1’s Panorama programme earlier this week, which touched, amongst other things, on the so-called “bump plan.” Details of this entirely legal tax strategy came to be heard in unfortunate circumstances for a very highly regarded member of the tax profession, who has subsequently resigned his position on the GAAR panel- … Continue Reading

Spread a little ‘Appiness

Would be grateful for your help on this one, please.  On its first day live, we are delighted to see our new Employment Law Cloud app rocket up the rankings to a terrific 11th place in the iTunes app store business section.  Now we just need to get it into the Top Ten, which is … Continue Reading
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