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  • Guide to the new Redundancy Protection for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave

    Created: 05/04/2024
    News/Events Category: Children and Families
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    From Saturday 06 April 2024, UK redundancy rules will give priority protection to employees on maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave (SPL). The changes means that the period of priority protection will extend to 18 months and will also apply to pregnant employees from the day they notify their employer of their pregnancy. This is important because a failure to give priority protection can result in a redundancy dismissal being both automatically unfair and deemed discriminatory.

    Under current rules, employees on maternity, adoption or shared parental leave who are selected for redundancy are entitled to be offered a suitable alternative vacancy, if one is available, giving them priority protection against dismissal. The changes extend the period of time to which that priority is in place.

    Click here to read full details of the new rules. 




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