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Redundancy protection not yet extended for new parents

Recently in the House of Commons, it was reiterated by Paul Scully MP that the government will introduce legislation offering greater protection against pregnancy and maternity discrimination “when parliamentary time allows” or “as soon as parliamentary time allows”. The government have not yet confirmed when the changes will be made and details of the new ‘Employment Bill’ are yet to be released. However, the legislation will ensure that once new mothers have returned to work following the end of their maternity leave, they will have their redundancy protection period extended for six months. Similar protections will be provided to parents taking adoption leave and shared parental leave.