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The Maternity Leave, Adoption Leave and Shared Parental Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2024  have been laid before Parliament, bringing the Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Act 2023 into operation (which we updated you about previously here).

Essentially these amendments extend the period of special protection from redundancy for employees who are on maternity leave, adoption leave or those on shared parental leave.  Currently, regulation 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 provides that parents on maternity leave, adoption leave or shared parental leave should be offered ‘first refusal’ of any suitable alternative employment which may be available in a redundancy situation.  Under the Act, this protection is extended as follows:

The extension to the protected period to cover pregnancy applies where the employer is informed of the pregnancy on, or after, 6 April 2024.

The extension of the protected period, to cover a period of time after leave has been taken, will apply to any maternity and adoption leave ending on, or after, 6 April 2024. This will also apply to any shared parental leave starting on, or after, 6 April 2024

The Regulations remain draft only currently so may be subject to change.  As always, we’ll keep you posted! 

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