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Managing Maternity Leave and Family Friendly Working

Thu, 19 Sep 2024

Virtual, Online

This highly interactive workshop will help and support you when managing family friendly leave. It will enable you to identify the legal protections given to employees and how to manage time off, flexible working requests and contract variations for family friendly reasons.

This workshop will include:

  • Overview of family friendly work arrangements

  • Managing Maternity leave

  • Adoption leave

  • Paternity leave

  • Shared parental leave

  • Ordinary parental leave

  • Time off for dependents

  • Parental bereavement leave

  • Changes to working arrangements

  • Flexible working requests

  • Applying your knowledge

  • Review


By attending this workshop learners will have the confidence and skills to:

  • Identify the legal protections given to employees with family responsibilities

  • Assess the benefits of providing family friendly arrangements at work

  • Know how to manage time off and contract variations for family friendly reasons


Kate Shepherd is a charismatic employment lawyer who specialises in online employment law training and HR consultancy. She trains and advises a diverse set of employers from small and medium sized enterprises to charities, PLCs and international companies, as well as taking board level director roles for some clients. Prior to establishing her consultancy, Kate Shepherd Associates in 2005, Kate qualified as a solicitor, and practised employment law at a senior level with a leading firm in the Midlands.

Kate is an associate for leading organisations involved in learning and development including the CIPD, Pearson Business School and MBL Seminars and has published a leading textbook “Advising Effectively on the Employment Aspects in a Corporate Transaction – A Practical Guide for Junior Lawyers”

Facilitated by:

Kate Shepherd

Managing Director, Employment Lawyer and Trainer
Kate Shepherd Associates Ltd

In-house Training

This course can be held at your organisation for up 25 delegates, we can tailor the content to suit your organisation and CPD needs of your staff. Led by experienced and highly rated trainers, in-house training works out cost-effective for groups and saves travel time.

Contact katym@hc-uk.org.uk with your requirements for further information and a quote.

In-house Training

Fee Options

Virtual NHS, Schools, Care and Public Sector



Virtual Voluntary sector & charities



Virtual Commercial organisations



(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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