1. EU law says that people who are about to become mums can have time off for antenatal appointments with their doctors, along with protections to stop them getting the sack for simply becoming pregnant.
2.In addition to paid maternal leave, parents also have the right to take off some unpaid leave to take care of their children. This is obviously a good thing, but it’s especially important for parents with children who have a disability.
3.The same EU law also gives parents time off for urgent family reasons, like a sick child. Not exactly the sort of EU rights which will make headlines, but seriously important all the same.
4.There are also rules to protect you against dismissal if you take parental leave, as well as a right to return to the same, or a similar, job.
These laws are examples of how the EU affect our lives.
Click here to read your Parental rights on leave
Click here to read your Pregnant mothers and Maternal rights
Recently, minister Michael Gove said that “membership of the EU prevents us being able to change huge swathes of law”.
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