Same Sex Parents - Know Your Rights (Leaflet 372)
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents in the UK now enjoy very similar rights to heterosexual parents. This leaflet aims to help Reps support LGBT members by setting out the basic rights same sex parents have.
Download: Same Sex Parents - Know Your Rights (Leaflet 372)
Date Posted: 29 March 2012
Thanks to big improvements in the legal rights of lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK, lesbian and
gay parents now enjoy very similar rights to heterosexual
Despite this, a growing number of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) parents are being refused
paternity leave, adoption leave and time off for dependants on
the grounds of their sexual orientation or gender
Managers sometimes fail to
understand that our LGBT members can be parents and that they
have exactly the same rights to time off and pay
as straight couples in these circumstances.
The rights set out in this
leaflet are legal minimum rights - Usdaw may have negotiated
improvements with your employer. Check with your Usdaw Rep or
local Usdaw office to find out if you
have better rights than those set out in this leaflet.
includes the following sections:
- Paternity/Maternity Leave and Pay
- Time Off for Dependants
- LGBT and The Law
- Parental Leave
For more detailed
information on maternity and parental rights contact the Equalities
Section on 0161 224 2804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
for a copy of Usdaw's Maternity and Parental
Same Sex Parents - Know Your Rights (Leaflet 372) was
correct at date of publication March 2012.