The Association of Professional Working Parents Blog

14 September 2016

Pregnancy and maternity protection – why aren’t we there yet?

The Women and Equalities Committee recently published its first report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination and it has concluded that many pregnant women and new mothers are suffering acts of poor treatment and/or discrimination at work.

Kirsty Churm

12 March 2015

Managing career progression while growing your family

Rina Goldenberg Lynch, Founder and Managing Director of Voice at the Table, shares her positive experience and practical tips on how she carefully managed her career progression while taking out time for her young children and family. With upcoming changes to parental leave rights, balancing career and family is an ever increasing challenge that both mother and fathers face.

9 October 2014

Blended families - laying down the law

Charlotte Bradley explains the points of consideration for parents thinking about moving in with a new partner. She sheds light on the laws surrounding parental responsibilty, marriage, and property ownership.

Charlotte Bradley

29 July 2014

UK fathers and paternity leave

In June, Labour's shadow childcare minister Lucy Powell called for cultural change in the workplace so that fathers feel able to take more time off with their children.

This blog first appeared in Here is the City (HITC) in June 2014

29 January 2014

What tosh - Women can have it all

Last week Nigel Farage expressed the sexist and outdated view that City women cannot 'have it all', and need to make a choice between having a career or a family. He said that women who have children are worth less to their financial employer than women without children who can be as successful as men if they sacrifice a family life. On that basis, Farage refuted the idea that discrimination exists against women in the City.

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