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Tribunal erred in rejecting Shared Parental Leave claim

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Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police EAT allows appeal: ET erred in its dismissal of indirect discrimination claim.  Rachel Crasnow QC , specialist in workplace rights, considers the latest appeal in the Shared Parental Leave saga. SUMMARY : Yesterday the EAT found that the ET erred in adopting for the purposes of Mr Hextall’s in...
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Such a clear dividing line? Maternity Leave and Shared Parental Leave: the EAT judgment in Ali v Capita UKEAT/0161/17/BA.

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On 11 April 2018 the EAT overturned the direct discrimination finding of the Tribunal in Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd concerning whether employers who offer enhanced maternity pay must also offer enhanced Shared Parental Pay.  Rachel Crasnow QC considers the judgment in this blog. Cloisters' Chris Milsom acted for the intervener Workin...
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New right to accompany partner to antenatal appointments

Currently if a father or partner of a pregnant employee wants to accompany their partner to attend an antenatal appointment, they have to use up holiday entitlement. After 1 October, they will gain the right to statutory time off – albeit unpaid- during working hours, to accompany the pregnant woman to two such appointments. This new right is pursu...
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