EAT gives landmark judgement on shared parental pay

This month, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down its judgement on a direct sex discrimination case involving shared parental pay.

In other case law, the Supreme Court held there was an implied term in all contracts of employment as to the point that a notice period begins.

Shared parental pay was not direct sex discrimination
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has recently decided that paying women on maternity leave more than men on shared parental leave was not direct sex discrimination.

The ruling was based on the determination that a woman who has given birth is entitled to special treatment in connection with the childbirth that cannot be compared to a man on shared parental leave.