Maternity & Paternity Employment Advice for Businesses

When employees become parents, they may be entitled to maternity or paternity leave and/or pay. This includes if employees become parents through surrogacy or adoption or for same sex couples. Parents also have other rights, which could include flexibly working to suit childcare arrangements, time off to deal with emergencies involving their children and occasionally unpaid parental leave.

Pregnant women, or women on maternity leave, are protected from discrimination in relation to the pregnancy or maternity. In addition during a redundancy process, women who are on maternity leave get additional protection in relation to any suitable alternative employment. Poor management of maternity leave, or a redundancy process, can lead to costly discrimination claims.

Our expert lawyers can provide you with professional advice to help you manage employees to help reduce the risk of costly discrimination claims. We can also assist with determining eligibility, or simply advising on a flexible working request.

Expert Employment Advice from Ison Harrison

Yunus Lunat is our head of employment and partner at Ison Harrison. A nationally recognised solicitor, he has extensive experience in maternity and paternity employment matters and can advise your business on the correct process.

If you have any concerns in relation to this area, give our experts on 0113 284 5000, or send us an enquiry.

Client Testimonials

Yunus Lunat

Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.

David Howson

Employment for Businesses
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2020-06-09T12:03:18+01:00

David Howson

If you require a company that can help you with "Employment law" look no further. Wonderful representation by Yunus. Very efficient, knowledgeable and most helpful throughout. He was in constant contact and exceeded all my expectations; nothing was too much trouble for him. Thank you once again and I would highly recommend this company.
I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.

Ian

Employment for Businesses
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2020-01-24T15:25:22+00:00

Ian

I was very pleased with the service provided by Yunus, fast efficient service, very knowledgeable as you would expect, but also very personable.
Very good help & service

Riyaz

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:32:56+00:00

Riyaz

Very good help & service
Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.

Jayne

Employment for Businesses
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2020-01-24T15:33:24+00:00

Jayne

Yunus was easy to get along with and explained everything to me. He really made me feel at ease and was friendly, yet remaining completely professional… I would definitely recommend this firm and shall use them again if necessary.
Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.

Joanne

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:17+00:00

Joanne

Yunus Lunat Managed my case very efficiently, I was particularly impressed with the speed of his response.
Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.

Janice

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:34:54+00:00

Janice

Yunus Lunat was a pleasure to work with, he was efficient and professional throughout the process. I was really impressed with the speed at which he dealt with my case.
Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.

Roger

Employment for Businesses
5
2020-01-24T15:36:11+00:00

Roger

Spoke to Yunus at very short notice, helped me out of a difficult situation at work. Initial call was early afternoon, discussion with Yunus held before the end of the day. All resolved same day.  I have been hugely impressed with the service. If I require employment specialists again, I know where to turn. My thanks to Yunus.
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