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Majority of women feel taking maternity leave will harm their career, says survey

Majority of women feel taking maternity leave will harm their career, says survey

Almost two thirds of women feel that taking maternity leave will have a negative effect on their career prospects at their current workplace, according to a survey by law firm Michael Lewin.…

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54% of mums feel their jobs are under threat when they go on maternity leave, says survey

54% of mums feel their jobs are under threat when they go on maternity leave, says survey

 More than half of mothers believe that their jobs are under threat when they go on maternity leave and nearly half are afraid to tell their bosses about their pregnancies, according to a survey by My Family Care.…

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SMEs 'overestimate burden of maternity leave'

SMEs 'overestimate burden of maternity leave'

Small business owners overestimate the burden of providing maternity protection to their staff, according to a new review for the International Labour Organisation.…

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Public relations body to launch support package for returning mums

Public relations body to launch support package for returning mums

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) – the UK’s professional body for public relations practitioners – is launching Managing Your Maternity Leave package aimed at supporting women in the industry who plan to return to work after maternity leave. …

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Maternity leave 'lessens risk of depression'

Maternity leave 'lessens risk of depression'

Mothers who benefit from paid maternity leave after the birth of their children are less likely to develop mental health problems later on in life, according to a new study. …

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