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UK Employers Attitudes to Pregnant Women Needs to Change, says Trades Union Congress

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) last week released a report, which suggested that attitudes held by employers must urgently be changed, with expectant mothers still being dismissed, bullied and sidelined. The TUC report – called ‘The Pregnancy Test: Ending Discrimination at Work for New Mothers’ – said that what the law states on paper and […]

Does Surrogacy Entitle Mothers to Maternity Leave?

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently ruled that European Law does not provide mothers with any maternity leave entitlement where a surrogate has carried and given birth to the child. The ruling, cleared some of the confusion in this complex area of law, which was caused by two Advocates Generals […]

CBI criticises employment tribunal system

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on the Government to take a fresh look at the employment tribunals system. The business group believes that the system is not meeting its goal of providing an accessible, speedy, informal and inexpensive way of resolving employment disputes. With recent Government figures revealing a relentless rise in […]