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Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights (England & Wales) - digital event


This 3-hour digital event will provide you with a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know about maternity, paternity and adoption rights. Including, the current legislation, protection for employees, health and safety responsibilities and leave entitlements.

Business need

From antenatal appointments through to keeping in touch and returning to work. Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights is essential for the modern workplace. 

This digital event will provide you with a clear understanding of the relevant law and the rights and responsibilities for both employers and employees. It will also look at time off for dependants, parental leave and the right to request flexible working.

Delivered via Zoom, you will have the opportunity to interact with our knowledgeable trainers and explore some of the challenges you may be facing.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.


Our expert-led training sessions are designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. This event will cover:

Maternity leave: 

  • Protection for employees
  • Antenatal
  • Health and Safety - the employers responsibilities
  • Maternity leave, timeline and terms and conditions
  • Keeping in contact during maternity leave
  • Return to Work 

Paternity leave:

  • Who qualifies? 
  • How to qualify? 
  • Notice requirements 

Adoption leave: 

  • Who qualifies? 
  • How can leave be taken?
  • What the employer must do 

 Other family friendly rights: 

  •  What other rights to leave and pay are available for working families?
  • Horizon scanning and future changes 

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training for your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form. 

We also offer free e-learning on a wide range of employment relations topics. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge, providing you with the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions. 

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form.

Venue Delivered digitally via Zoom   Map (opens in new window)   Date 03/06/2021    Time 09:30 - 12:30   
Price £110.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
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* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.