Shared Parental Leave & the Risk of DiscriminationPosted in : Quarterly Reviews on 29 April 2015
The introduction of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) in Northern Ireland by the Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Act 2015 presents one of the biggest shake-ups to family leave provisions in recent times. This article considers some of the main changes brought in by the Act and the potential of discrimination arising if employers aren’t careful in how these are implemented.
What is Shared Parental Leave?
Under the 2015 Act, parents whose expected week of childbirth (or adoption) is on or after 5 April 2015 could be able to enjoy shared rights to maternity or paternity leave and pay.
Employees who are eligible for maternity leave are still able to take 52 weeks of
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This article is correct at 06/08/2015
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