Family Friendly Employment Rights

As an employer it is often difficult to know how to deal with requests for time off by employees or permanent changes to their working hours, especially if it is to manage their family responsibilities.

Many employers are cautious about when they can say 'no' or are unclear as to if payment is required to absent employees for all family related absences.

We can offer policies and procedures to guide you and your managers when it come to dealing with pay and leave for dependents, maternity, paternity and adoption.  We can also provide additional support when you are dealing with complex matters such as:

  • sickness and maternity leave
  • redundancy and maternity leave
  • repeated absences for family emergencies and the right to receive pay
  • shared parental leave
  • flexible working concerns

Legal Briefings

We also have easy to follow guidance on this and a range of topics here.

Employment solicitors

If you would like further information, please contact Mel McCrum or Stacey Edgley. They are all members of the Employment Lawyers Association.