Woman doctor wins £4.5 million for being fired after having a baby – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2011 in damages, maternity leave, news, race discrimination, sex discrimination by tracey

“Dr Eva Michalak has won £4.5 million in compensation after her bosses mounted a campaign against her when she fell pregnant.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2011

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Will sharing parental leave be fair? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2011 in maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by tracey

“Employers that offer generous maternity pay packages could land themselves in legal hot water if they fail to extend the benefit to fathers, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

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Vince Cable unveils plans for mothers and fathers to share parental leave – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2011 in consultations, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The government is to begin consulting on plans to give both parents an extra month of leave during a baby’s first year and share out caring responsibilities.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2011

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Borger v Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse – WLR Daily

Posted March 17th, 2011 in benefits, domicile, EC law, employment, law reports, maternity leave by sally

Borger v Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse (Case C-516/09); [2011] WLR (D) 89

“The status of an ’employed person’, within the meaning of article 1(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71, as amended , applied to a person during a six-month period of extended unpaid leave following the birth of a child, provided that, during that period, that person was covered, even if only in respect of a single risk, on a compulsory or optional basis, by a general or special social security scheme mentioned in article 1(a) of that Regulation.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

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Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

A fifth of female lawyers choose kids over careers – The Lawyer

Posted February 9th, 2010 in employment, legal profession, maternity leave, news, women by sally

“The pressure of motherhood is the reason that 20 per cent of all female departees decide to leave some of the UK’s top 50 firms.”

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The Lawyer, 8th February 2010

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The Big Question: Do we need to change the rules on maternity and paternity leave? – The Independent

Posted March 31st, 2009 in maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“Why are we asking this now?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for a dramatic change in parental leave arrangements to ensure that fathers and lower-income parents are better served. The Commission insists that mothers and fathers should be able to share the leave allowance to give men more time with their children while both maternity and paternity pay should be raised to encourage low income families to take advantage of the benefit.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2009

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UK warns over EU maternity plan – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2009 in EC law, maternity leave, news by sally

“The UK will not accept any EU proposal for women to have the right to be paid their full salary while on maternity leave, minister Pat McFadden has said.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2009

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The Big Question: Are equality laws backfiring, with employers reluctant to hire women? – The Independent

Posted July 16th, 2008 in equality, flexible working, maternity leave, news, women by sally

“The head of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Nicola Brewer, has just announced that recent and future improvements to maternity pay may, ironically, be backfiring on women by making employers wary of hiring and promoting them. The industrial neanderthal Sir Alan Sugar has added fuel to the fire by claiming recently that many employers bin the CVs of women of childbearing age without even considering their job applications.”

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The Independent, 15th July 2008

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Paid maternity leave does us no favours either, say fathers – The Times

Posted July 15th, 2008 in flexible working, maternity leave, special report by sally

“A benefit that enriches family life or a burden that sabotages women’s careers? Nicola Brewer’s claim that the extension of maternity leave and parental rights has hampered women’s employment chances has drawn praise and criticism in equal measure.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

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