Women’s Health in the Workplace: What SME employers need to know about maternity rights & responsibilities.
Hosted by The Women’s Organisation and in partnership with Morecrofts Solicitors
The importance of addressing women’s health in the workplace has been highlighted as a priority in the Government’s recently published Women’s Health Strategy, especially for small businesses and organisations.
The Women’s Organisation and Morecrofts Solicitors have joined forces to bring this session for SME employers to consider pregnancy and maternity – what are employee’s basic rights and what extra steps can employers reasonably take?
Designed to help you understand some of the key issues and employer responsibilities when managing maternity leave and the rights of staff returning to work after maternity/paternity leave we will discuss how employers can ensure that women are treated fairly, share good and poor practices, and promote practices that can help employees and SME employers achieve their full potential.
Join us to explore this important topic, share your experiences, and network with other employers.
This session will take place on Thursday 9th November, at 9:30 am at 54 St. James Street, L1 0AB
Doors open from 9 am with coffee and refreshments provided.
The session is delivered as part of the Women’s Workplace Wellness project and is the result of a collaboration between The Women’s Organisation and Morecrofts Solicitors. Follow Women’s Workplace Wellness on LinkedIn to join the conversation and keep up to date with information and resources to support women’s workplace wellness.
Session led by Charles Millett, Partner, Morecrofts Solicitors & Lisa McMullan, from The Women’s Organisation & Project Lead for Women’s Workplace Wellness.
Supported by the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund, part of a partnership programme between the Department of Health & Social Care, NHS England, and the UK Health Security Agency
The UK Government’s Women’s Health Strategy published in 2022 highlighted the importance of supporting women’s reproductive health in the workplace and the impact it has on productivity, health and wellbeing, staff retention and development.
Women’s Workplace Wellness is one project designed to put this strategy into practice. By providing access to information and developing resources the project aims to support SME leaders and their teams to introduce and adopt policies and practices that address women’s reproductive health in the workplace. Issues affecting women and people include menstrual health, menopause, fertility, and pregnancy.
The Women’s Organisation is an award-winning women’s economic development agency and lead for the Women’s Workplace Wellness project.
Morecrofts Solicitors has successfully served the business community for over 200 years with expertise in Employment and Commercial Law.