Family friendly rights

Our specialist employment solicitors are here to advise you on family-friendly rights at work. We regularly advise parents, carers and employees who seek flexible or part-time working.

Sarah Stanyer, Brentwood
Sarah Stayner, dispute resolution and litigation specialist in Brentwood

Family friendly rights - legal advice

What are my family friendly rights at work?

As an employee, you have fundamental family-friendly rights at work. Your family friendly rights include:

  • maternity leave and Shared Parental leave
  • paternity leave
  • adoption leave
  • parental rights (including ordinary parental leave)
  • flexible or part-time working

Family friendly rights solicitors

Our friendly team of employment solicitors have the practical experience, and legal insight, to protect your rights at work and ensure you receive fair treatment. So give us a call for a confidential chat and let’s talk about how we can help.

Our specialist lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston 

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

Call our Employment Law solicitors on 0800 0131165

For an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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How can fertility treatment impact employment rights?

Whilst undergoing fertility treatment, you will not be entitled to statutory time off.  However, the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) guidance states that employers should treat appointments related to IVF in the same way as any other medical appointment, under the terms and conditions of the contract of employment. If the implantation is successful, you will be entitled to maternity leave, as per your employer’s policy. 

What are my employment rights as a surrogate or intended parent?

Surrogate mothers will have the right to 52 weeks maternity leave and have the option to return to their job after their maternity leave. Intended parents may have the right to adoption leave or parental leave, but only one parent will be able to take adoption leave. If there are two parents, then the other may be entitled to paternity leave.

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Tees coronavirus update

We’re open and here to help you. We’re running as normal with our employees all working from home.

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You can call us as normal on 0800 013 1165 or email us: hello@teeslaw.com.

You can also find contact details for all our advisers here. 

As a flexible and technologically-adept firm, we already had many home-working systems in place. We have now rolled this technology out to all our employees working for clients, so they can continue to work normally - and from home.

If you are a client, please be assured you can get in touch with Tees and we are still working on your case. To replace face-to-face meetings, we have the facilities to do video-conferencing, conference calls or just speak on the phone, as you need.

Due to the circumstances, please call us if you would have wanted a home visit, and we can organise the best and safest way of being in touch.

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