Calculation of Redundancy Pay During a Period of Parental LeavePosted in : Commercial Law for Employers on 9 September 2019 Issues covered:
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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