Banks v Tesco Stores Ltd  ICR 1141 IT
Reports relating to this case:
- 1 March 1998
The rules on statutory maternity pay (SMP) which deny payment to women whose earnings are below the lower earnings limit cannot be held to be indirectly discriminatory on grounds of sex, an Ashford industrial tribunal (Chair: D E de Saxe) has held in Banks v (1) Tesco Stores Ltd and (2) Secretary of State for Social Security.
- 15 September 1997
In Banks v (1) Tesco Stores Ltd (2) Secretary of State for Social Security, an industrial tribunal holds that the contract of a part-time employee, who was not eligible for SMP because her earnings were less than the lower earnings limit for payment of national insurance contributions, was less favourable in respect of parental leave than that of a male comparator who was unconditionally entitled to three days' paid parental leave.