Category Archives: Paternity and Parental Rights

Breastfeeding & sex discrimination

Failing to carry out an appropriate risk assessment for a breastfeeding employee can be sex discrimination In the recent case of Otero Ramos v Servicio Galego de Saude, the European Court of Justice (CJEU) had to decide whether a defective risk assessment carried out for a breastfeeding employee can give rise to an inference of […]

A Focus on Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave (SPL): Your Questions Answered This article follows my series about Shared Parental Leave answering the key questions and breaking down the procedure for you. In this article I will deal with questions about how Shared Parental Leave works. How do I work out how much shared parental leave an employee is entitled […]

Shared Parental Leave: Who is eligible to take Shared Parental Leave?

Determining eligibility for Shared Parental Leave (SPL) This is the first in a series of articles about Shared Parental Leave answering the key questions and breaking down the procedure for you. In this article I will deal with the first step to take when an employee enquires about Shared Parental Leave which is to establish […]

Paternity Pay comparisons to Maternity Pay

Paternity and Maternity Pay  In many organisations it is common for an Employer to offer their female employees some form of enhanced maternity pay which goes over and above the legal minimum that has to be paid. The current statutory legal minimum maternity pay is 90% of pay for the first 6 weeks and then […]

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