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New shared parental leave plans for 2015

Business News - 25 Feb 2014

As of 5 April 2015 the regulations for shared parental leave will be changed, in an attempt to make workplaces fairer and give easier access to maternity and paternity pay. The new Children and Families Bill will receive Royal Assent in March this year.

Legal responsibilities for employers will be to ensure that requests by both men and women are treated equally. This includes preventing discrimination against men who seek parental leave, and also discrimination against women during the recruitment process.

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