In conversation with Bishop & Sewell: Mum’s the word

The rights of the new parent in the workplace

Parenthood in its various guises can present a number of challenges for both employees and the employer.

From maternity and paternity rights, shared parental leave and the rights of surrogate and adoptive parents, to the responsibilities faced by employers, there are many issues that, without the right approach, can cause problems in the workplace – and in the home. We will look at the journey of the pregnant employee from the moment an employer is notified, to the point of return to work.

Join Rhian Radia, Partner and Head of our Employment team, and Marianne Johnson, Trainee Solicitor, for a free employment webinar on Tuesday 24 May from 9:30am – 10:30am

In this seminar, which is aimed at business owners, directors and HR teams as well as new and prospective parents, Rhian and Marianne will consider and discuss a range of topics including:

• The journey of the pregnant employee
• Maternity and paternity rights
• Parental leave
• Flexible working
• How leaders and HR professionals can support families in today’s commercial landscape

There will be plenty of opportunity for Q&A.
Rhian is a Partner and Head of the Employment team

Rhian Radia joined Bishop & Sewell to head up the employment team in 2019. She has a City background and over 19 years of experience practising employment law. Rhian advises both companies and senior individuals on a full range of employment matters and is well placed to see employment issues from every perspective. She works closely with HR teams to promote claim avoidance and manage risk. Rhian is committed to understanding the specific needs of her various clients and has particular experience of advising in the financial services, healthcare and media sectors.
Marianne is a Trainee Solicitor in the Employment team

Marianne first came to Bishop and Sewell having won first place in the firm’s inaugural Legal Research Award, in partnership with City University Law School. She joined the firm in 2019 as a paralegal in the Employment department where she worked on cases ranging from settlement agreements to sexual harassment and race discrimination.

On 1st April 2021 Marianne started her Training Contract. Following seats in the Residential Property and Family and Divorce teams, Marianne has now started her final seat in Employment.

Prior to her GDL and LPC, Marianne studied Political Science and International Relations at Sciences Po in France and at the University of Washington in Seattle.