Next Gen HR: Pizza, prosecco and parental rights

  • Date: 20 September 2023
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Next Gen HR: Pizza, prosecco and parental rights

There are various changes to family-related rights and protections on the horizon, which will be important for you if you work in HR or in people management.

Guests enjoyed an evening of pizza and prosecco, while our employment law specialists, Sarah Monan and Emily Campbell explained some significant developments and shared suggestions for proactive steps that your organisation might want to take in advance of these measures becoming the law.

The duo covered:

  • The changes to the Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Act 2023 after receiving royal assent, allowing eligible parents up to 12 weeks of paid leave
  • Forthcoming changes to paternity leave announced by the government, with the aim of increasing flexibility for parents
  • Parents receiving greater protection against redundancy
  • The Carer’s Leave Act (2023)’s greater legal protections, allowing voluntary carers to take leave
  • A recent report published by the CIPD, on workplace support for employees experiencing fertility challenges
  • Changes to flexible working requests across employee workforces

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Meet the speakers

Sarah Monan

Sarah is a solicitor in the Employment, Immigration and Pensions Unit in our Edinburgh office. Sarah advises clients all aspects of contentious employment issues and can also assist employers with non-contentious matters such as negotiating settlement agreements, reviewing policies and drafting contracts of employment. She is also a member of the firm’s social committee.

Outside of the office, Sarah enjoys running, trying new recipes, and watching live music.

Emily Campbell

Emily is a solicitor in the Employment, Immigration and Pensions Unit in our Glasgow office. She regularly acts for both employer and employee clients across the private and public sectors. She has experience in different aspects of contentious employment issues, from disability and race discrimination to unfair dismissal, grievances and whistleblowing. Emily is also involved in advising employers and employees on non-contentious matters such as settlement agreements and employment contracts and policies. She is keen to assist people in resolving workplace disputes and dedicated to improving workplace relations.

Emily is interested in innovation in the legal industry and won the Law Society of Scotland’s 2020 Innovation Cup. She also assists in representing colleagues at our staff forum.

Outside of the office, Emily enjoys going up north and walking her dog in the highlands. She is also a keen traveller, having lived and worked in Australia and New Zealand in the past.

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