An employment tribunal in Scotland has awarded £28,321 to a Network Rail employee over his employer's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers and primary adopters on shared parental leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners and secondary adopters.
We discuss the various types of family-friendly leave and who is entitled to what and when.
Employers that enhance shared parental pay are twice as likely to receive shared parental leave requests as those that offer the statutory rate, according to research released by XpertHR Benchmarking.
A type of leave that is available to parents with babies due on or after 5 April 2015, and to adoptive parents of children who are placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015.
On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we review the legislative changes affecting employers that have come into force in 2015.
A model letter to send to an employee on shared parental leave whose job has been identified as redundant, as soon as a suitable alternative vacancy is available.
A model letter informing an employee who is made redundant while on shared parental leave that no suitable alternative vacancy exists.
A model letter confirming to an employee who is made redundant while on shared parental leave that he or she has accepted a suitable alternative vacancy.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to shared parental leave and pay.