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Help and support for employers

Understanding your responsibilities if your employee is expecting a baby

We hope that you find these resources useful in ensuring that good communication happens during pregnancy, maternity and on an employee’s return to work.

Our employer toolkit contains a bank of pre-prepared letters, check lists and ready-made policy templates for your HR colleagues and line managers. We also have a date calculator so you can keep on top of key dates when you are advised to remind your employee of their rights under equality law.

Our FAQs contain all the information you should need about your obligations to your employee and how to manage an employee through pregnancy, maternity and her return to work including a legal overview of the relevant legislation.

You can also test your knowledge with our interactive quiz.

This area will also have new resources to help and support you and include topical opportunities for you to get involved in our work.

Further information

Hirememyway - Hire Me My Way is a national campaign led by Timewise, designed to increase the volume of jobs that can be worked flexibly in the UK

Last updated: 07 Jun 2016