The new Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) law
The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill passed royal ascent on the 24th of May.
The new law would let the Secretary of State protect pregnant employees, new parents, and adoptive parents from losing their jobs. This would cover the time when they are on leave and make sure they are not laid off.
It is anticipated that this coverage will extend from the moment an employee informs their employer of their pregnancy up to 18 months post-delivery.
When surveyed, it was discovered that 67% of businesses were uncertain about upcoming changes while 24% were aware and had begun the process of reviewing what modifications were necessary.
Merely 2% had already updated their policies and procedures in anticipation of the changes, according to a survey conducted among over 700 employers and HR professionals regarding family-friendly rights.