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If you are an employer, our specialist team of employment law solicitors can offer legal advice and guidance with paternity and maternity law.

Paternity and Maternity Law for Employers

Percy Hughes & Roberts' specialist solicitors are experts in family-friendly legislation for employers. As a business, you need to make sure that you are fully aware of maternity and paternity leave rights for all members of staff, in order to avoid potentially costly disputes.

For more information, or to speak to a lawyer about family-friendly legislation, call us on 0151 666 9090 or fill out an online enquiry form.

What You Should Expect

Expectant mothers are entitled to 26 weeks of ordinary leave and a further 26 weeks of additional time off. Fathers-to-be or individuals who will be responsible for supporting the mother of a newborn are entitled to paternity leave, provided they fulfil certain conditions.

When submitting a request for statutory leave, you should expect the worker in question to let you know the following information:

  • That they are pregnant
  • Their due date
  • When they intend to start maternity leave

An individual requesting paternity leave must have worked for you for a minimum of 26 weeks by either the end of the 15th week before the beginning of the week in which the baby is due or the end of the week they find out the baby is theirs.

Easy to Understand Legal Advice for Employers

We understand that family-friendly legislation for employers can feel like an unnecessarily complicated process, and our solicitors are therefore happy to offer clear, easy to understand paternity and maternity legal advice.

Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts

Our employment law solicitors are happy to discuss the scheme in further detail. We can tailor the service around your exact requirements, so contact us today to find out how we can help by calling 0151 666 9090, or fill out an online contact form and we will get back to you.

We are based in Birkenhead and cover cases across all of the North West, including Wirral, Merseyside & Cheshire. We pride ourselves on offering expert advice that's easy to understand, and we will be with you through every step of the legal process.


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Our award-winning solicitors have provided legal advice to people across the Wirral, Liverpool and further afield for more than 100 years.

Our aim is to excel as a firm of independent lawyers in the provision of specialist quality legal services for individuals and for business.

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