How to Avoid Discrimination When Enhancing Family-Related Employment BenefitsPosted in : How do I handle it NI on 9 July 2019
"I am HR Manager at a company which provides enhanced maternity pay. A male employee who is about to take shared parental leave has asked for confirmation that he will also receive enhanced pay. I want to treat employees equally, but I’m unsure of the legal position. How do I handle it?"
Your issue highlights a controversial aspect of the interaction between anti-discrimination law and the various types of “family” leave available in the UK, which was recently considered by the Court of Appeal in the conjoined cases of Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police . Its decision has clarified the law in this area, which had been left
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Employment Law Update Service? We help hundreds of people like you understand how the latest changes in employment law impact on your business.
Help understand the ramifications of each important case from NI, GB and Europe
24/7 access to all the content in the Legal Island Vault for research case law and HR issues
Ensure your organisation’s policies and procedures are fully compliant with NI law
Receive free preliminary advice on workplace issues from the employment team at Worthingtons Solicitors
Find out 'How to handle it'
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.