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EAT holds that paying enhanced maternity pay, but only statutory shared parental pay, is capable of amounting to indirect sex discrimination

In the UK, only female employees are eligible for statutory maternity leave. They are also eligible for statutory maternity pay at a fixed rate during such leave subject to certain conditions – and it is common for employers to pay enhanced maternity pay during periods of maternity leave. Whilst many employers do not pay enhanced … Continue reading

It’s not discriminatory to pay enhanced pay during maternity leave but only statutory pay during shared parental leave

In the UK, only female employees are eligible for statutory maternity leave. They are also eligible for statutory maternity pay at a fixed rate during such leave subject to certain conditions – and it is common for employers to pay enhanced maternity pay during periods of maternity leave. Whilst many employers do not pay enhanced … Continue reading

Time to extend shared parental leave in SA?

This article was written by Amelia Berman, an Assosciate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa On 5 April 2015 the UK law on shared parental leave came into effect in the United Kingdom, affording parents of a newborn child or an adopted child up to fifty weeks of leave and thirty seven weeks of pay which … Continue reading
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