We currently offer an attractive Enhanced Maternity Package. As the new legislation regarding Additional Paternity Leave and Pay is coming into affect next month, we have been discussing the cost of offering an Enhanced Paternity Package. I am aware that we don’t have to offer an Enhanced Paternity Package, but of course this leaves us open to claims of sex discrimination.
I was wondering if anybody else is in the same position and what action they are going to take? One of the ideas we have been thinking about is to reduce the amount of Enhanced Maternity Pay and offer an Enhanced Paternity Package as well.
At the moment we are just exploring different options, so any advice or guidance on this would be greatly appreciated.