Welcome to another edition of Workplace Law. In this edition, we consider the new way to ‘count time’ with ACAS Early Conciliation and whether shared parental leave pay could be discriminatory where a man is not paid the same rate as enhanced maternity pay.
Whenever you are faced with an actual or potential employment tribunal claim, the first thing to look at is whether the claimant will/has lodged their claim within the limitation period for the specific claim(s).
Shared parental leave has had a very low uptake on a national scale. However, the question arose in the case of Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali whether failing to pay enhanced shared parental leave, in line with a company’s enhanced maternity pay amounted to direct sex discrimination.