Category Archives: Family friendly

Government reforms (2): Parental bereavement leave

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What do we already know? We updated you in our September 2018 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Parental Bereavement Leave that the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 is likely to come into force in 2020. The Act gives bereaved employees who have suffered a loss of a child under 18 years or a still…
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Government reforms (2): Parental bereavement leave

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What do we already know? We updated you in our October 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Family friendly – Parental bereavement leave that the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill had been published.  We let you know that when this became law, it would give bereaved parents the right to time off work following the…
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Case update (1): Sex discrimination and shared parental leave pay

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The EAT confirmed in the case of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire police it is possible that not enhancing shared parental pay to the same rate as maternity pay could be indirect discrimination on the grounds of sex. The EAT did not come to a decision as to whether the employer had indirectly discriminated…
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Guidance: ACAS & Government : 2. Government Equalities Office (GEO) advice on return to work programmes

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The GEO has reviewed specialist programmes designed to bring returners back into work after time out due to caring responsibilities.  This includes interviews with employers that had recently run such programmes. The results of this review are set out in the GEO’s report, Employer research on returner programmes, available here.  The report considers the characteristics and…
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Case update (1): Sex discrimination and shared parental leave pay

What do we already know? We updated you in our April 2018 Newsflash Sex discrimination and shared parental leave pay on the EAT decision in the case of Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali. The EAT decided that the employer had not discriminated against its employee by paying him at its shared parental leave rate…
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Newsflash: Sex discrimination and shared parental leave pay

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What do we already know? We updated you in our June 2017 Newsletter Discrimination and shared parental leave pay on the case of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd. The Tribunal decided that the employer had discriminated against its employee, on grounds of sex, by not paying him his full salary when he was on…
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Government reforms (2): Family friendly – Parental bereavement leave

What do we already know? We updated you in our August 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (1): Parental bereavement leave that the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill had been  introduced to Parliament as a Private Members Bill and intended to establish a new right for employed parents to paid leave to grieve on the death…
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Government Reforms (1): Parental Bereavement Leave

On 19 July 2017 the Parental Bereavement (Pay and Leave) Bill was introduced to Parliament. This is a Private Members Bill which has the support of the Government and intends to establish a new right for employed parents to paid leave to grieve on the death of their child. The Bill is expected to have…
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Case update (3): Discrimination and shared parental leave pay

Summary:  Is it direct sex discrimination not to pay full salary to a father taking shared parental leave, in circumstances where a mother taking maternity leave during the same period would have received full pay? Yes, says the Tribunal in Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd, available here.   Facts:  The Employer, Capita Customer Management…
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Case update (1): Discrimination & shared parental leave pay

What do we already know? We updated you in our recent October 2016 Newsflash Discrimination & shared parental leave pay on the case of Mr Snell v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited in which a Tribunal award was made to a male employee of almost £30,000 for sex discrimination after his employer offered him only statutory…
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