Calculation of Redundancy Pay During a Period of Parental LeavePosted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 9 September 2019
In this month’s ‘Commercial Law for Employers’ article, Kevin McVeigh, Partner and Head of the Corporate and Commercial Department in EDG Solicitors, considers the preliminary ruling in the case of RE v Praxair MRC SAS in which a redundancy payment for RE was reduced as a result of her being on a period of parental leave at the time of redundancy dismissal. As it is likely that more women than men will avail of parental leave – then, is it discriminatory to calculate any redundancy payments on the basis of a reduced salary only, while on a period of parental leave? The CJEU held that the compensation payment for dismissal should be determined at least in part (but therefore not
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