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Employment Law for Businesses

Maternity Pay and Maternity Benefits

The law is designed to protect women from unfair treatment within the workplace due to the fact that they are pregnant or they have taken maternity leave. As an employer, you have a duty to ensure that these rights are protected. Maternity rights in the workplace include:

  • The right to paid time off for antenatal care
  • The right to take maternity leave
  • The right to maternity pay
  • Protection against unfair treatment, discrimination or dismissal

How we can help

If you, as an employer, do not agree to a parent’s request for flexible working hours, you may face a discrimination claim.

Employees have the right to leave work to attend to a family emergency. Parents who have been employed for at least a year can additionally take up to four weeks of unpaid parental leave per year, up to a maximum of eighteen weeks. Contact us to make sure your employees’ rights are protected.

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Why Ackroyd Legal?

We’re committed to delivering the highest level of service, alongside honest, sensitive, and professional advice. Our job is to make your life easier, at every stage of the process. We’re ready to help you with any aspect of employment law.

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Ackroyd Legal for your employment law requirements:

Employment Law experts

As employment law solicitors, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in a diverse range of issues. We can offer cost-effective, pragmatic advice to secure the best outcome for you.

We put you first

From the moment you get in touch, we put you first. Our skilled and experienced team of legal experts will work hard to find the best solution for you and deliver the best possible outcome.

Fixed fees

When you work with Ackroyd Legal, you pay a single, fixed fee. There’s no hidden costs or unexpected charges. We’ll provide you with a fixed quote before we start work and ensure you understand exactly what you’ll be paying, and what you’ll receive in return.

Communication is key

We listen to your needs, and we keep you in the loop at every stage of the process. When you work with us, you’ll be introduced to your own case handler, who will ensure are kept informed. They’ll always be on hand if you need them.

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