Shared parental leave, paternity, maternity and pregnancy: How to avoid discrimination claims

March 6, 2018

HRLaw training webinar
Thursday 15 March 2018: morning and afternoon sessions

Employers are often aware of the legal rights relating to pregnancy and maternity, paternity and shared parental leave, yet recent research found that "one in five mothers said they had experienced harassment or negative comments related to pregnancy or flexible working from their employer and/or colleagues".

Fathers are struggling with financial considerations, cultural restraints and a lack of awareness preventing them from taking their entitlement to family friendly leave. This has resulted in just 2% of companies seeing a significant uptake in Shared Parental Leave.

Join our webinar on Thursday 15 March (morning and afternoon sessions available) which will focus on specific examples and ask how should an employer respond to prevent claims of discrimination?

The sessions will be delivered by Selwyn Blyth, our training consultant, in partnership with employment partner Helen Farr and other members of Fox Williams’ leading employment team.

Helen said, “This is an important topic for employers and for their HR business partners. We have an excellent session planned which provides really great value for money.”

Organisations who sign up to the webinar will be able to access the training resources on an ongoing basis.

Webinar details can be found below. If you have any questions regarding our HRLaw Training programme please email:

Webinar date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Morning webinar begins: 08.30 am
Morning webinar ends: 10:00 am
Cost: £50.00 plus VAT per organisation
Sign up here

Webinar date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Afternoon webinar begins: 12.00 pm
Afternoon webinar ends: 1:30 pm
Cost: £50.00 plus VAT per organisation
Sign up here

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