A Settlement Agreement allows an employer and an employee to reach a mutual agreement in order to end a term of employment, which offers protections for both sides once the employee moves on.
Employers can enhance maternity pay, but only offer statutory shared parental pay for partners, the Court of Appeal rules.
A former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) employee has won an equal pay case against the company, with Britain’s largest trade union, Unite, warning that they could be open to more claims.
The BBC has been accused of exploitation following a job advertisement looking for seven candidates to work for free.
The government has been urged to tackle maternity discrimination or face further increases in pregnant women and mothers being forced out of work.