Commentaries

Employment Memo


 CHAPTER 19  Rights of parents and carers 

Introduction 
Parents and carers are entitled to special rights at work. The structure of statutory parents' and carers' rights follows a broad logic, depending on the nature of the person being cared for and the relationship between them and the parent or carer. As a result, the person with the greatest rights is an expectant mother or main adopter, who has the right to take paid leave for antenatal care/adoption appointments, in addition to periods of paid and unpaid leave following the birth/adoption. At the other end of the spectrum is someone who simply cares for a neighbour or friend. Such a person is unlikely to be able to take more than brief periods of unpaid le...

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