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(p. 305) 9. Work–Life Balance 

(p. 305) 9. Work–Life Balance
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(p. 305) 9. Work–Life Balance
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David Cabrelli

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10.1093/he/9780198813149.003.0009
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date: 12 November 2019

This chapter analyses the statutory employment ‘family-friendly’ rights contained in the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the subordinate legislation which has a bearing on the work–life balance of employees, workers, and other individuals providing personal services. These include the protection of pregnant workers, and the statutory arrangements for maternity leave and maternity pay. It also examines family-friendly measures which seek to achieve a more equal division of family responsibilities between couples, such as the statutory rights to shared parental leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, and parental leave, as well as the right to request flexible working and right to take time off work to deal with dependants.

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