Archive for the ‘Mothers’ rights at work’ Category

That time I was harassed at work

Every other news story this past month seems to be about the inappropriate behaviour of men in sectors from film (aka the alleged Harvey Weinstein) to politics. Industry big wigs seem to have, for years, got away with treating women any way they wish. Some critics have blamed women for

New year: your new approach to being a working mum

Do you feel like you have to constantly prove yourself in the workplace because you’re a working mum? With most of us having a few days off because of the Christmas and bank holidays, this is your chance to go back to work renewed and ready to stand firm! We

Back-to-work tips to boost your confidence in the workplace

Re-entering the workplace isn’t an easy task, especially if you’ve spent the past few years drowning in a sea of nappies, LEGO bricks and ABC books. In this technological age, becoming a valued member of the workforce could mean learning entirely new programmes and systems. It’s not so much a

Getting back into work as a mother of a child with special needs

Balancing work and parenting can be hard for most people, but there can be a multitude of additional challenges if you are the parent of a child with special needs. Ensuring that you are supported throughout this process and beyond is incredibly important:

Should women get leave for period pains?

On my drive this morning, listening to LBC Radio in the car, I heard an interesting feature asking listeners if they think that women should get a day off for period pains. My initial response was complete shock: isn’t it enough that maternity leave, emergency childcare and just plain old

Should you go back to work after maternity leave?

The working mum vs stay-at-home mum debate is so old, we grimace every time a piece of ‘research’ tries to pit mums against each other. The real issue is staying relevant in an ever-changing world, where not staying on top of your game can cost you to sacrifice salary or

Know your rights: Don’t get stuck in the maternity leave trap

According to the Equal Opportunities Commission, around 30,000 UK mums-to-be lose their jobs every year because they are pregnant. For those who do return to work, many find that they are treated so badly that they have no option but to leave – or they’re demoted.

How to relaunch your career…the three C’s you should consider

Whether you’re returning to work after a break to look after the children or have wound up a business, there are three things that you should consider before agreeing new terms for a job (old or new).

How to make extra money while on maternity leave

The average cost of a new baby is £5,464 in the first year of their child’s life – increasing by four per cent to £5,666 for those living in London. It’s obviously excludes the cost of living, and any childcare required to raise the child, so it’s easy to see

Accidents at work: your employer has a duty to keep you safe

Whether you work in an office, a beauty salon or a building site your employer has a duty to make sure you work in a safe environment. Sometimes, with all the best will in the world, accidents will happen. The latest statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) confirm

Kate Middleton’s pregnancy news spreads like wildfire. But do working mums have to tell their employer they are expecting?

When royal wives like The Duchess of Cambridge and celebrities are pregnant they are so closely monitored by the press and paparazzi that they don’t always get to break the news themselves. Kate Middleton, wife of Prince William is a case in point, and the news that she is pregnant

5 ways working mums with new babies can get more sleep when you return to work

The joy of a new baby is certainly special and something that all new parents experience. However, not getting enough sleep is also part of having a new baby and new parents notoriously get very little sleep, if any at all. For new mums on maternity leave, it can be

Breastfeeding at work: what every new mums should know before returning to work

We hear from all our sources that breast Is best: by breastfeeding our children we not only give them a free source of healthy nutrition, but we pass on our own immunity to give them the best start in life. It’s an excellent choice to make, but what if we