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Shared Parental Leave – Latest Statistics

By |2019-12-27T17:13:50+00:00December 21st, 2016|Employee Leave, Maternity/Paternity Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal|

A survey by CIPD has found that just 5% of fathers and 8% of mothers have opted to take shared parental leave since it was introduced 18 months ago.  We previously discussed why take up was so low and this survey added it may also be because free childcare is only applicable to children aged 3 and […]

Snell v Network Rail – Is it discriminatory to pay a male parent taking shared parental leave less than a female parent taking maternity leave?

By |2016-10-14T08:31:11+00:00October 14th, 2016|Employment Tribunals|

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at the validity of settlement of agreements and we also did a feature on discrimination during recruitment following the Matching Models controversy. This week we will be looking at shared parental leave. Today’s case is only an ET judgement so is therefore not binding on […]

Parental Leave – Bereavement Leave For Parents

By |2019-12-24T19:45:23+00:00November 2nd, 2017|Employee Leave|

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill is set for a second reading. The Bill proposes to allow parents paid leave to grieve and make arrangements following the death of a dependent. Currently, the Employment Rights Act allows parents reasonable time off unpaid for emergencies, including bereavement. However, reasonable is a loose term that is […]

King v The Sash Window Workshop – Entitled to Paid Leave & Age Discrimination issues

By |2017-06-20T09:03:16+00:00June 20th, 2017|Age Discrimination|

Welcome back to your weekly case law update. Last week we looked at shared parental leave and restrictive covenants. This week we have a case on the right to holiday pay. Unlike most of the cases we cover, this case has been referred to the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU). Whilst the […]

Meet the (Grand) Parents – Parental leave to be extended to grand parents

By |2019-12-25T12:17:29+00:00October 26th, 2015|Age Discrimination, Employee Leave, Retirement|

It has been 6 months since shared parental leave has been introduced and whilst it has yet to revolutionise parenting it is very much an option for soon to be parents. At the Conservative party conference, George Osborne announced plans to extend shared parental leave towards Grandparents. It is estimated that nearly 50% of parents rely […]

Science Museum Group v Wess

By |2019-12-30T10:28:28+00:00June 20th, 2019|Bullying & Harassment, Case of the Week - Blog, Tribunal Procedures|

Hello and welcome back to your weekly case law update. Is it too early to start saying weekly again? We are now in back to back updates, after all! Last week, as an apology for being incommunicado, we had three cases for you concerning holiday pay, unlawful deductions and shared parental leave.

Your weekend reading is now available. Everything you wanted to know about furlough but were afraid to ask

By |2020-04-03T15:39:10+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Coronavirus (COVID-19), Employee Advice, Employer Advice, Employment Law, PJH & Industry News|

Q & A Employer Questions How long will the Job Retention Scheme be available for? At present, the Government have indicated it will last for 3 months from March 1st to the end of May 2020 Can employees be brought into the scheme who are already on sick leave or receiving SSP/CSP due to self-isolation? [...]

Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd & Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police

By |2019-12-26T10:09:29+00:00June 14th, 2019|Case of the Week - Blog, Sexual Discrimination|

Hello and, following a prolonged absence, welcome back to your case law update. Given your time and patience, this will hopefully resume the title of weekly case law update! Those of you with fantastic memories will recall our previous update was our April Newsletter which had features on NDAs and Injury to Feeling awards. Before that, our previous case law update concerned written terms and conditions of employment.