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2017/28 Failure to enhance parental leave pay to level of maternity pay held to be direct sex discrimination (UK)

Keywords Gender discrimination
Authors Anna Bond
Author's information

Anna Bond
Anna Bond is an Associate Solicitor at Lewis Silkin LLP.
  • Abstract

      It was direct sex discrimination for a male employee who wished to take shared parental leave (SPL) to be entitled only to the minimum statutory pay where a female employee would have been entitled to full salary during an equivalent period of maternity leave, according to a first-instance decision from the Employment Tribunal (ET).

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