Its advice for employers includes:
- being compassionate and sensitive in all communication;
- being discrete - ask parents what they would like to tell their colleagues about their situation;
- making employees aware of statutory entitlements to leave, such as shared parental leave; and
- trying to be flexible in giving time off when parents return to work as the baby may have follow up appointments or treatment.
Comment: We regularly advise and provide supporting documentation to assist our clients manage their maternity and parental related issues. Just get in touch for some practical help and advice if you have a question or need assistance with something.