The Equality Act 2010 protects staff from discrimination and being treated unfavourably on the grounds of pregnancy and maternity.
There are a number of support structures available for working parents:
Human Resources Support
The HR webpages have checklists, guidance, and information on the following:
Adoption Leave (including policy, procedure and leave plan)
Maternity Leave (including policy, leave plan, checklists for employees and managers, Academic Returners Fellowship, and KIT form)
Parental Leave (including policy, procedure, and forms)
Paternity Leave (including policy and plan)
Shared Parental Leave (including policy and decalaration forms)
You can also find information on how Warwick can help you to achieve work/life balance, such as flexible working, childcare vouchers, or using the nursery.