Family Friendly Legislation - An Overview for Employers

Essential guidance for employers and HR staff when dealing with family friendly rights in the workplace

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Course Overview

In an attempt to give individuals an opportunity to have a better work/life balance, the government has made significant changes in respect of flexible working, parental rights and family-friendly provisions in recent years. This has resulted in numerous options now being available to employees who have children and other caring responsibilities.

Unfortunately, many employers have struggled to keep up with these changes and do not have the knowledge or confidence required to deal with issues relating to family friendly rights.

According to a report published by LinkedIn in March 2019, 37% of the 4,000 UK workers surveyed unaware of what support their workplace provides for new parents. Similarly, over 1/3 of those asked did not feel that their employer did not do enough to support new parents.

During this bite-size session, lecturer Kathy Daniels will provide viewers with a summary of the legal rights relating to maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental, parental leave and time off for dependants.

Essential viewing for employers, practice managers and HR staff, this session will detail:
•    Who can take what leave?
•    The qualifying periods
•    How long the leave can be

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 0.5 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of the fundamental family-friendly rights which employees have in the workplace and will feel more confident when liaising with staff regarding their right to maternity leave, paternity leave, and adoption leave.

What is the target audience?


About Instructor - Kathy Daniels

Kathy is a Teaching Fellow at Aston University, lecturing in employment law and employee relations. After a career in HR, in the manufacturing sector, she now writes extensively on HR related topics, and specifically on employment law. Kathy has written an employment law textbook which is currently in its third edition, and also writes a broad range of materials for organisations such as the CIPD. In addition, she is a Lay Member of the Employment Tribunal, sitting in Birmingham.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    8 Page
  • Slides
    18 Page


  • Quiz


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  • £ 60