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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to set out the proposed changes that may be made to the current law on parental leave from work. It contrasts the current position with the proposals exploring the potential benefits and drawbacks of a change by which mothers and fathers will be able to share periods of leave. The podcast also explores some of the tensions that might arise between employees and employers and the pressures of work culture, gender stereotypes and pay.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the current system of how paternity and maternity pay works;
  • Understand the criticisms of the current law;
  • Be aware of the prospects for change in parental leave and when that might happen;
  • Understand the key areas of distinction between the proposed system and the current one;
  • Understand where there may be some ambiguity about the proposed reforms and how these might be resolved;
  • Be aware of the practical aspect of implementing a more flexible regime for employers and employees.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Modern Workplaces Consultation Document (BIS).

This podcast is about the Modern Workplaces Agenda – a set of proposals by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills to reform the current system of maternity and paternity leave into something more flexible and gender neutral.

Podcast added: 07/09/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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