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Acas training courses are now available in both face to face and digital formats. Call our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, for more information about our training or fill in our enquiry form. Delegates attending face to face events will receive Covid safety guidance following registration.

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Understanding maternity, paternity and adoption rights


This half day 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.

Delegates attending this event will gain an understanding of the relevant law and the rights and responsibilities for both employer and employees. We will also look at time off for dependents, parental leave and the right to request flexible working.

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 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

Time off for dependants:

  • What are the rights?
  • Who is a dependant?
  • Notice required

Have a large group of staff to train?
To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at 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 including pregnancy and maternity. Giving you the opportunity to work through theory, explore case studies and answer interactive questions. It's a great way to develop, enhance and refresh your knowledge.

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 visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue Jurys Inn Sheffield   Map (opens in new window)   Date 14/10/2021    Time 13:30 - 16:30   
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.