Price v Powys County Council [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKEAT/0133/20/LA
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Parental Leave; Discrimination; Comparators

When the claimant and his wife discovered that they were to have their first child, the decision was made that the claimant would stay at home while his wife returned to work.  As a result, the claimant inquired about his entitlements under the Shared Parental Leave Policy.    Accordingly, he requested the monthly breakdown of pay if he were to take 37 weeks parental leave with his wife taking the two week compulsory maternity leave.   The claimant was informed that the policy entitled him to an amount equal to statutory maternity pay rather than any enhanced amount. 

The claimant’s claim was based upon the argument that the shared parental leave policy

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This article is correct at 07/04/2021
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