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Maternity pay challenge rejected

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    Banks v (1) Tesco Stores Ltd and (2) Secretary of State for Social Security [1997] IT/18985/95 (0 other reports)

The rules on statutory maternity pay (SMP) which deny payment to women whose earnings are below the lower earnings limit do not breach EC law, holds an Ashford industrial tribunal (Chair: D E de Saxe) in Banks v (1) Tesco Stores Ltd and (2) Secretary of State for Social Security. However, it rules that a former part-time check-out operator who was not eligible for SMP was entitled to paid leave for the same period as a comparable man taking paternity leave under the company scheme.