Human Resources

Debunking Misconceptions about Employees on Maternity leave

About this event

Preconceived ideas can create stigmas when it comes to maternity leave.

An NCT survey of over 1500 women on maternity leave found one in three women (39%) found it difficult or very difficult to return to work.

According to the DfE, women make up 75.8% of the workforce in schools. So how can employers ensure they are handling maternity leave correctly?

During the session we will be covering the following:

  • The rights of employees on maternity leave.
  • The importance of keeping staff informed whilst on leave including updates on vacancies, TLRs promotions and potential restructures.
  • Their rights to a role on their return to work.

Let us introduce you to this week's professional speaker

Jenny qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Judicium as a consultant following her qualification. Her grasp of complex HR queries such as restructuring MATs to operate as efficiently as possible has enabled her rise from a consultant to Team Leader of the HR Advisory Team. Her responsibilities still include dealing with the variety of queries in schools HR as well as supporting the team on a daily basis. Jenny is also an experienced trainer. She runs the training sessions for the NAHT’s HR Essentials Course. In her spare time she likes to participate in park runs as well as get creative with crafts and baking cupcakes.