Changes to Maternity Leave Entitlement

The due date for further changes to maternity leave entitlement approaches. Employers of expectant mothers whose babies are due on or after October the 5th this year, will find it is not just her that is starting out on a new journey. As a result of a ruling made by the High Court last year, October 5th also marks the due date of changes that employers must make to the contractual benefits entitled to staff on maternity leave. Sue Isaacson of The HR Dept. explores the latest legal ruling on how pregnant women should be treated by their employers. In a landmark case brought last year by the Equal Opportunities Commission to bring UK law into line with EU requirements, the High Court has ruled that pregnant women whose babies are due on or after the 5th of October will enjoy an increased ent... »