Category Archives: Family friendly

Government reforms (2):  Response on carer’s leave 

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What do we already know?  In March 2020 the Government published it consultation on carer’s leave which set out proposals to allow carers to take one unpaid week per year to provide care. The care would be for a family member or a dependant who has a long term or significant care need. The consultation…
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Government reforms (5):  Parental bereavement leave – guidance

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What do we already know? We updated you in our April Newsletter Government reforms (1): Parental bereavement leave that the Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 are now in force and from 6 April 2020 employers are required to provide leave (and in some cases pay) to grieving parents. What’s new? The Government has published employer…
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Government reforms (1):  Parental bereavement leave

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What do we already know? We have updated you in previous Newsletters (see here) on Government plans to introduce parental bereavement leave. What’s new? The Parental Bereavement Leave Regulations 2020 are now in force and from 6 April 2020 employers are required to provide leave (and in some cases pay) to grieving parents. What is…
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Case Update (3): Sex Discrimination and Shared Parental Leave Pay

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What do we already know? In our April 2018 Newsletter Case update (1): Sex discrimination and shared parental leave pay and May 2018 Newsletter Case update (1): Sex discrimination and shared parental leave pay we updated you on the EAT decisions in Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire…
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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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