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The claimant was dismissed by reason of gross misconduct and in particular.
Does dismissal for absences due to post-natal depression arising after maternity leave amount to sex and/or pregnancy and maternity discrimination?
Is the statutory minimum 28 days' annual leave inclusive of public/bank holidays?
Please can you provide advice re paid paternity leave? We have received an application from a male, applying for paid leave following the birth of a child. The employee advises the mother is now in a civil partnership relationship with another female. As the mother is in a civil relationship, does the mother’s civil partner count as 'the other parent' of the child for the purposes of paid paternity leave? Or perhaps the father and the civil partner are both entitled to receive paternity pay if they will both have an interest in caring for the baby?
What is the requirement around calculating sick pay for part time employees?
When an employee resigns, what does an employer have to pay in respect of holiday pay and benefits? How are these payments affected in circumstances where the employee does not work their notice period?
What are the legal requirements for lunch breaks? Is an employee allowed to work a shortened lunch break, i.e. 30 mins rather than 1 hour, in order to leave 30 minutes early?
When an employee resigns, does an employer have to pay holiday pay/termination payments based on salary plus extras such as car allowance and mortgage allowance?
A female employee works for one employer and her husband works for another. In the event the female employee falls pregnant can the mother and the father transfer parental leave between them?
In the past we topped up maternity benefit (to the level of normal pay) for staff on maternity leave. However, due to financial constraints we have informed staff that we will not be doing this in the future. A staff member’s representative has written to us stating that this is in contravention of the Equality Act in England and Wales on the grounds that this cost saving measure disproportionately impacts on staff members due to family status. Is this true?
Are agency workers entitled to Paternity Leave/Pay?