How to Avoid Discrimination When Enhancing Family-Related Employment Benefits

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 9 July 2019
Employment Team at Tughans
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"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 [2019]. Its decision has clarified the law in this area, which had been left

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