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Shared Parental Leave Discrimination Judgment

12 April 2018
Recently, there have been a number of cases going through the courts discussing the prospect that it is sex discrimination to pay men on shared parental leave at a lower rate than mothers on maternity leave. One of our barristers just shared this with us so we thought we would share this interesting decision with you. ‘’There has been much comment on the ET decisions in Capita v Ali and Hextall v Leicestershire Police which raised the prospect that it is sex discrimination to pay men on shared parental leave at a lower rate than mothers on maternity leave. In Capita v Ali the EAT has today confirmed that it is not direct sex discrimination for an employer to make different payments for maternity leave and for shared parental leave.  The Hextall appeal on indirect discrimination was heard by the same judge and judgment in that should follow shortly. The Capita v Ali Judgment should be available through the usual channels soon, but a scanned copy is already available on the Devereux website here with a short case note by Lucinda Harris and me summarising the result.’’ For further information please do contact Hina Belitz on hina@partnerslaw.co.uk / 02073746546

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