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Maternity, paternity & adoption rights

The experts: Rachel Hadwen and Siān Keall
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Monday, 6 October 2008,
at 1502 BST
On Radio 4 and Online

On Monday's Money Box Live on 6 October, presenter Paul Lewis took your questions on maternity, paternity and adoption rights and put them to a panel of experts.

If you are a new or expectant parent, or adopting, you may need advice about your employment rights, or sources of financial support.

There are also changes in the law you may want to know about, which enhance your rights during maternity leave if your baby is due on or after 5 October 2008.

Perhaps you would like to find out how much maternity leave you can take and when?

Do you want to know more about the enhanced rights and how will they affect you if your baby is due on or after 5 October?

Maybe you are a father and are curious about paternity pay and allowances?

Or you may be an employer wanting to know about your contractual responsibilities.

Whatever your concern, a panel of experts was on hand to give you advice.

Paul Lewis was joined by:

• Rachel Hadwen, rights adviser, Working Families

• Siān Keall, partner, Travers Smith

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

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