Price v Powys County Council Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pay, Family Friendly Rights
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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