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Case law: Reducing holiday and other pay-related compensation because of employee’s parental or other leave may be indirect discrimination

Employers calculating redundancy, holiday or other pay-related compensation should take advice before reducing it if the employee has recently been on parental leave (or other leave during which they receive no or reduced pay), according to an EU ruling.

A full-time employee in France had been on part-time parental leave, on reduced pay.… Read more

Posted on 4 July 2019 | 1:01 pm

Case law: Paying fathers on shared parental leave less than mothers on maternity leave is not discrimination – at least, if the shared parental leave is only for 14 weeks

Employers offering enhanced contractual maternity pay to mothers are not guilty of direct or indirect discrimination or of breaching equal pay rules, if they fail to give enhanced pay to fathers taking shared parental leave as well, the Court of Appeal has ruled.Read more

Posted on 4 July 2019 | 1:01 pm

Case law: Court of Appeal confirms when voluntary overtime should be included when calculating holiday pay

Employers should ensure voluntary overtime is taken into account when calculating holiday pay if that overtime is, over a sufficient period, broadly regular and/or recurring and predictable enough to qualify as normal remuneration, following a Court of Appeal ruling.

Under their contracts of employment, employees working as ambulance crew were required to work ‘non-guaranteed’ overtime.… Read more

Posted on 4 July 2019 | 12:58 pm