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SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE: The question of enhanced pay

28 November 2014  

Simon Kerr-Davis and Gemma Parker take a detailed look at the practical and legal issues that employers face when deciding whether to offer enhancements to employees on SPL

Many employers currently choose to enhance pay above the statutory rate for women on maternity leave. Although there is no statutory obligation on such employers to also enhance pay for men and women on shared parental leave (SPL), where men are not offered (or are offered less) enhanced pay, there is a risk of successful discrimination claims. There are also many other reasons why employers might consider enhancing pay for SPL, including recruitment and retention objectives, matching employees’ expectations and employer branding and ethos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Shuter v Ford Motor Company Ltd [2014] Case no 3202504/2013

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