CIPP survey on extending redundancy protection for women and new parents

21 March 2019

The CIPP policy and research team have published a survey to gather the views of payroll professionals on the proposals to extend redundancy protection for women and new parents.


The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation which takes its lead from the key issues raised in the Women and Equalities Select Committee 2016 report and, more recently, the Taylor Review of modern working practices.


The consultation: 


  • Sets out the current legal protections for pregnancy and maternity

  • Asks how an extension of redundancy protection into a period of “return to work” might best work

  • Asks whether similar protection should be afforded to other groups

  • Sets out the steps that the Government is taking to increase business and employer awareness of their rights and obligations, and invites comments on how they might be improved, to tackle pregnancy discrimination more effectively in general

  • Considers the existing approach to the enforcement of employment and equalities legislation in the context of recommendations from WESC and the Taylor Review

  • Discusses the tribunal time limit


The policy team have published a survey to gather your thoughts and views to help inform our response to BEIS. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete – thank you in advance for your time and input.


The survey will run until Friday 29 March 2019.


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