Commerzbank wins appeal in London sex discrimination case

2019-07-08 10:41

Commerzbank AG has won the right to a new hearing in a London lawsuit where an employee successfully claimed she faced gender and maternity discrimination.

How to get into work mode after your fourth trimester without losing yourself

2018-09-25 12:47

Getting back to the working world after welcoming a baby can be tough. Phumeza Langa knows all about it! Here she shares her top tips on how to return to the workplace without the mommy guilt.

Chinese authorities are offering wedding subsidies and cash payments to lure 'high quality' women into having more babies

2018-07-31 20:58

After scrapping the "one-child policy" in 2016, China had hoped a baby boom would hit but women still aren't having children.

Anheuser-Busch is now giving nearly 200,000 employees four months of paid parental leave

2018-05-23 19:33

The world's largest beer company has a new parental leave policy for all salaried employees – globally.

Is the world really getting better at paid parental leave?

2018-01-22 13:10

Working moms (and dads) still face a difficult reality and a bigger shift is needed, says Jennifer Thorpe.

Infertility and why SA should redefine disability

2017-01-23 11:01

South Africa lacks a clear definition of disability – and its limited view of who should be regarded as having a disability in the labour market is at odds with international practice.

WATCH: Paternity leave in SA and around the world

Parliament's labour committee heard South Africa's fathers should get 10 days paternity leave.

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Do you know your rights when it comes to maternity leave?

2016-06-29 10:01

If you're being treated unfairly because you're expecting, this is what you need to know about your rights.

Maximise your maternity leave

2016-02-05 11:13

The day you've been waiting for has finally arrived. You can kiss your colleagues goodbye and put your feet up - until baby arrives, that is. Use this extra time wisely.

10 best and worst countries for maternity leave

2015-07-08 12:57

Ever wondered how maternity leave compares around the world? We did a little digging.


Track star Allyson Felix criticises Nike maternity policy

2019-05-24 13:56

Olympic track and field star Allyson Felix joined a chorus of recent criticism against Nike. The brand recently came under fire for penalising athletes for taking time off after having a baby.

Feeding. Poop. Sleep: New Zealand's prime minister finds new focus as mom

2018-08-08 15:33

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says focusing on the basic needs of her baby girl has helped her appreciate why people with young families may not find time for politics.

New Zealand's prime minister gave birth in office and is now the first world leader on maternity leave

2018-06-21 16:01

Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter on Thursday. She is the second world leader to give birth in office, after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, but is the first to pause her duties to take maternity leave.

Estée Lauder is now paying employees $10,000 to adopt children

2018-04-26 11:36

Estée Lauder's programme in the US now includes 20 weeks of paid leave, $10,000 toward adoption, $20,000 per year toward fertility treatments, in-home child and elder care, and a back-to-work transition allowance.

8 tips for a smooth transition back to work after maternity leave

2018-01-19 19:28

Have you decided to brave the working world again after staying home with your little one for a while?

What perks does your job offer to promote family life?

2016-10-27 12:39

You work long hours, and wish you could get that work-life balance thing straight. Does your workplace drive you like you don't have a family? Or does it offer unexpected perks for your family? Share the best and worst things your company has done for you.

Maternity leave and pregnancy: here's what you need to know

2016-06-29 10:01

So you got knocked up, what now?

Should you announce you're expecting?

2016-06-06 10:27

You're thrilled you're pregnant - but should you spread the news so soon? Here's how, and when, to share your secret.

Maternity leave: who qualifies?

2015-08-03 16:40

When does a man qualify for maternity leave? It’s a complicated issue as a recent case has demonstrated.

"Maternity" leave is not about you!

2014-11-21 12:47

Gay and adoptive parents deserve the same rights as birthing mothers.

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