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Family Friendly update

1st October, 2014

Expectant fathers and the partners of pregnant women are now entitled to unpaid leave to attend antenatal appointments.

As part of the changes implemented by the Children and Families Act 2014, as of today, 1 October 2014, expectant fathers, or the partner of a pregnant woman will be entitled to time off work to attend antenatal appointments with the expectant mother. Time off will be granted for a maximum of two antenatal appointments, and will be unpaid.

Earlier this year we saw changes to flexible working come into force through the Act but arguably the most significant family friendly changes will come into force next year with the introduction of shared parental leave.

To keep up to date with changes to employment legislation, subscribe to our monthly newsletter The Tribunal.

For further information and advice in relation to family friendly provisions, please contact Helen Watson on 01244 405575 or send an email to [email protected].

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