R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Trades Union Congress [2000] IRLR 565 HC

Reports relating to this case:

  • Parental leave: Parental leave cut-off date remains lawful pending ECJ's ruling

    Date:
    1 October 2000

    In R v Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, ex parte Trades Union Congress, the Court of Appeal dismisses an appeal against the Divisional Court's decision not to declare inoperative, until the ECJ answers the question that the Divisional Court referred to it, the limitation of the right to parental leave in Great Britain to parents of children born on or after 15 December 1999.

  • Parental leave cut-off to Europe

    Date:
    1 September 2000

    In R v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry ex parte Trades Union Congress (23 May 2000), the High Court refers to the European Court of Justice whether the exclusion in the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations of the right to parental leave in respect of children under five born or adopted prior to 15 December 1999 properly implements the EU Parental Leave Directive.