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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Mum's the word: The fight for shared parental leave

Despite recent calls to encourage fathers to take up shared parental leave, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has delivered a devastating blow to their fight to have equal rights with mothers to care for their new born child.  In the case of Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali, the EAT concluded that failing to enhance shared parental leave, when employers offer enhanced maternity pay, is not direct sex discrimination against men.

By way of background, Mr Ali requested time off work to care for his child.

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Your EU workers: Status settled?

With Brexit now less than a year away, the UK government has been updating its guidance on the rights of EU citizens to live and work in the UK. This follows on from the agreement reached last month on the “implementation” period, which is to run between Brexit day on 29 March 2019 and 31 December 2020.

The guidance gives employers a little more certainty on when EU citizens will be able to legally work in the UK.

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