Acas has recently published a very helpful advice and guidance note in relation to workplace support for parents with premature or sick babies. This can be accessed at www.acas.org.uk.
- To be compassionate and sensitive in all communications
- To ask parents what they would like them to tell their colleagues about their situation
- Make employees aware of their statutory entitlement to leave including, for example, shared parental leave; and
- To be flexible in allowing time off when parents return to work for follow up appointments or treatment
We are able to provide advice to employers and parents facing what can be a difficult and anxious time. If we can be of help, please contact Partner, Geoff Lamb at our office.