Returning from maternity or paternity leave

If you’ve taken time off to care for your child, going back to work can be an adjustment, for you, your work colleagues and your family. 

Finding the right balance between your work commitments and new family responsibilities may take some time.

It’s against the law for your workplace to treat you less favourably because of your family responsibilities.

Planning your return

Planning your return to work in advance with both your manager and family can help make the transition easier. You’ll want to think about: