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Parental leave cut-off to Europe

This report relates to 1 case(s)

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.

The issues

These judicial review proceedings challenged the Government's decision to restrict the right to parental leave to parents of children born after the date the Parental Leave Directive was implemented in the UK rather than allowing a right from that date to existing parents of children under five.