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SHARED PARENTAL LEAVE: Dads paid less for bringing up a baby – is direct discrimination the answer?

14 July 2017  

Anthony Fincham and Val Dougan analyse two recent cases challenging employers’ failure to enhance shared parental pay rates for fathers

We have come a long way since maternity leave was first introduced by the Employment Protection Act 1975, with women now receiving 52 weeks’ leave and 39 weeks’ statutory maternity pay. But have we come far enough when it comes to dads?

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd [2017] ET/1800990/2016

    Eversheds Legal Services Ltd v De Belin [2011] UKEAT/0352/10/0604

    Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police [2017] ET/2601223/2015

    Montull v INSS [2013] EUECJ C-5/12

    Roca Álvarez v Sesa Start España ETT SA [2010] EUECJ C-104/09

    Shuter v Ford Motor Company Ltd [2014] ET/3203504/13

    Snell v Network Rail [2016] ETS/4100178/2016

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