Mother and baby

Help and support for employers

Employer toolkits

Understanding your responsibilities if your employee is expecting a baby

We hope that you find these resources useful in ensuring that good communication happens during pregnancy, maternity and on an employee’s return to work.

Our employer toolkits contain a bank of pre-prepared letters, check lists and ready-made policy templates for your HR colleagues and line managers. We also have a date calculator so you can keep on top of key dates when you are advised to remind your employee of their rights under equality law.

Our FAQs for employers contain all the information you should need about your obligations to your employee and how to manage an employee through pregnancy, maternity and her return to work including a legal overview of the relevant legislation.

You can also test your knowledge with our interactive quiz.

Further information

Hire Me My Way: a national campaign led by social business Timewise, which was founded to promote flexible working, designed to increase the volume of jobs that can be worked flexibly in the UK.

Working Families: a charity which works with employers to support them in creating workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone.




Last updated: 11 Mar 2019