Paternity & Maternity Rights Solicitors

Finding out you are to become new parents can be a joyous occasion, and that should not be sullied by stress at work. Knowing what you are entitled to, if anything, in respect of maternity or paternity pay can be confusing. Further, too often we see women being held back, or unfairly selected for redundancy, because of their pregnancy.

As new parents, you are entitled to certain rights and protections, and this includes protection from discrimination. For example, a woman on maternity leave is entitled to additional protection in relation to any suitable alternative role during a redundancy process.

If you have any concerns about your employers behaviour, your maternity or paternity entitlements, or you have been selected for redundancy whilst on maternity leave, it is vital to seek specialist advice as soon as you can. Most employment claims have a very short limitation period, 3 months less one day, so it is important that you seek advice immediately so you don’t miss that limitation date.

Here at Ison Harrison Solicitors we are experts in maternity and paternity discrimination. Our Head of Department, Mr Yunus Lunat, has been featured as an expert in Employment Law and Discrimination on the BBC, Channel 4 and many other news outlets. Our diverse team can provide expert advice so that you are supported every step of the way.

If you would like assistance with any maternity or paternity matter, give us a call on 0113 284 5000 or contact a member of our team today via the ‘our people’ page.

Client Testimonials

Yunus Lunat

Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law

I’d like to thank you for your help Yunus – your reassurance on the day itself was greatly appreciated. On the one hand, I hope I never have to be in touch again, but I feel safe in the fact that if needs be I know you're quality!

Edward Brown

Employment for individuals
5
2020-08-04T15:59:11+01:00

Edward Brown

I’d like to thank you for your help Yunus – your reassurance on the day itself was greatly appreciated. On the one hand, I hope I never have to be in touch again, but I feel safe in the fact that if needs be I know you're quality!
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 individuals
5
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.
Eve, I Just wanted to express my gratitude for your help last week with my enquiry on employment law. It was very kind of you to take the time to attend my call and provide me with support

Isabel

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:03:08+00:00

Isabel

Eve, I Just wanted to express my gratitude for your help last week with my enquiry on employment law. It was very kind of you to take the time to attend my call and provide me with support
It was a pleasure speaking to Yunus Lunat, who was very prompt and allowed me to get things all in order

Gill

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:03:36+00:00

Gill

It was a pleasure speaking to Yunus Lunat, who was very prompt and allowed me to get things all in order
Excellent Service

Tony

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:03:56+00:00

Tony

Excellent Service
Helpful, listened and explained everything.

Phil

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:04:31+00:00

Phil

Helpful, listened and explained everything.
Thanks Yunus for your assistance in turning around in 4 hours.

Stewart

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:04:53+00:00

Stewart

Thanks Yunus for your assistance in turning around in 4 hours.
Many thanks for all your help…you were very helpful and efficient and had a great service.

Julie

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:05:16+00:00

Julie

Many thanks for all your help…you were very helpful and efficient and had a great service.
Great solicitor and great listening skills… Yunus understood my needs and concerns.

Ms A Singh

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:05:57+00:00

Ms A Singh

Great solicitor and great listening skills… Yunus understood my needs and concerns.
Mr Lunat has been the most helpful, reassuring and informative. He was awesome in his questioning of the Respondents witnesses, I cannot thank him enough. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lunat to anyone facing a Tribunal.

Mrs E Mildenhall

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:06:22+00:00

Mrs E Mildenhall

Mr Lunat has been the most helpful, reassuring and informative. He was awesome in his questioning of the Respondents witnesses, I cannot thank him enough. I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Lunat to anyone facing a Tribunal.
Your support during the most stressful period was invaluable to me and knowing I did have the option to leave and sue the organisation have be the strength to get through it.

Emma

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:06:42+00:00

Emma

Your support during the most stressful period was invaluable to me and knowing I did have the option to leave and sue the organisation have be the strength to get through it.
Very happy with the service. I contacted Ison Harrison Solicitors for advice regarding a settlement agreement contract. The Head of Employment Law responded immediately and my query was dealt with within 24 hours. Quick and efficient service, cannot recommend enough.

Jordanna

Employment for individuals
5
2020-01-24T16:07:23+00:00

Jordanna

Very happy with the service. I contacted Ison Harrison Solicitors for advice regarding a settlement agreement contract. The Head of Employment Law responded immediately and my query was dealt with within 24 hours. Quick and efficient service, cannot recommend enough.
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Employment for individuals