While the UK ranks well for paid maternity leave when compared to other countries, there is a distinction between paid and week paid, and when it is compared to countries providing well-paid maternity leave it slips down the scale.
New and expectant mothers have a number of legal rights in the workplace. Pregnant employees enjoy the right to be paid for time off work that is spent receiving antenatal care (employers cannot request that employees make up this time by working additional hours).
Maternity leave in the future: how the government is tightening the noose around parents’ necks further still
As if cutting Child Tax Credits, Child Benefits, closing down Sure Start Centres and everything else isn’t making finances tighter for parents, the government has plans to actually reduce the amount of maternity leave mums-to-be can have. Did you know about this? Don’t be surprised if you didn’t because it’s