Maternity and Paternity Leave Solicitors in Solihull
Starting a family is supposed to be a joyous time, but an unsupportive employer can make it stressful. Pearcelegal can help protect your rights.
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New parents should be focussing on raising their child, not worrying about issues at work. Workplace discrimination as the result of having a child, or planning to start a family is against the law. For advice and support, trust Pearcelegal.
The law is there to protect you, but employers don’t always follow the rules. If you are facing unfair working conditions and you are being discriminated against for being a parent, you may have a case against your employer. We'll be with you every step of the way, from lodging a formal complaint to escalating matters further. You may wish to negotiate a settlement agreement or prepare a case against your employer. The Pearcelegal employment law team can provide comprehensive support.
Maternity and paternity discrimination explained
Mothers and fathers have specific rights at work when they become parents. Whether you have a child or adopt, you can expect to be treated fairly by your employer. Unfortunately, maternity and paternity discrimination can happen. The Pearcelegal employment law team is here to help put things right. Maternity and paternity discrimination can take many forms, including.
Being denied a promotion or pay rise because you are pregnant or having children
Returning to work to a less senior role following maternity leave
Being dismissed or made redundant because you are pregnant
Denied flexible working without good reason
If you suspect your employer may be discriminating against you because of your parental responsibilities, we can help. We’ll guide you through the legal process and help protect your rights.
Frequently asked questions
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Can an employer cut your hours when you’re pregnant?
What is the qualifying period for maternity leave?
Can an employer refuse paternity leave?
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