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2016/23 Are employers obliged to provide childcare vouchers during maternity leave? (UK)

Keywords Maternity leave
Authors Catherine Hayes
Author's information

Catherine Hayes
Catherine Hayes is an Associate at Lewis Silkin LLP: www.lewissilkin.com.
  • Abstract

      An employee challenged whether her employer’s refusal to provide childcare vouchers during maternity leave was discriminatory. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) determined, somewhat tentatively, that where childcare vouchers are provided through a salary sacrifice scheme, it is not discriminatory for employers to cease to provide childcare vouchers during maternity leave.

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