parental leave

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parental leave

n.
A leave of absence granted to a parent to care for a new baby.

paren′tal leave′


n.
a leave of absence for a parent to care for a new baby.
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Clr Hill, revealed her baby joy last September on Twitter, posting: "I'm a Labour councillor and when I asked at three months pregnant what maternity rights I had, the answer was: "We don't know, it's never really happened.
Moreover, the Committee is disappointed by the lack of proposals aimed at strengthening maternity rights, regarding, for example, protection against dismissal over an extended period of time and discrimination at work.
We have got hard-won rights, mainly through the EU, like equal pay and anti-discrimination laws like maternity rights - what if the government decides to water them down?
They want to deregulate the City and scrap winter fuel payments and maternity rights.
including equality legislation, maternity rights, welfare support and rising education participation by women.
It has been reported in the press that a new national committee has been set up to review maternity rights in the UAE.
Thirdly, will workers' rights be guaranteed, holiday pay, maternity rights, the things that we all have come to take for granted, are they guaranteed or are they all at risk?
May's nearest challenger, wealthy banker Andrea Leadsom, opposed the minimum wage, maternity rights and job protections for workers in the smallest firms, while former Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke fears Michael Gove would "go to war with at least three countries at once".
Paid holidays, extra maternity rights, equality in the workplace, better conditions for agency and part time workers, none of these were a legal entitlement until the EU passed directives giving them.
It has given us maternity rights and has helped even out the playing field for agency workers.