Shared parental pay was not direct sex discrimination
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently decided that paying women on maternity leave more than men on shared parental leave was not direct sex discrimination.
The ruling was based on the determination that a woman who has given birth is entitled to special treatment in connection with the childbirth that cannot be compared to a man on shared parental leave.
Open consultation on bereavement leave for parents
The government has opened a public consultation on The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill that will run until 8 June 2018. The proposed Bill looks to increase protection for working parents who suffer the loss of a child under the age of 18.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is encouraging individuals to respond to a series of questions to better define various aspects of the Bill ahead of its anticipated 2020 introduction.
The Supreme Court has ruled on a landmark redundancy case, deciding that a notice period should begin only once an employee has been afforded a reasonable opportunity to review the termination notice.
The decision could potentially create a new implied term into every employment contract in the UK.