Pregnancy loss charities have welcomed recent initiatives by some employers to offer paid time off to employees affected by miscarriage or stillbirth. One form of pregnancy loss that is rarely talked about, however, is termination for medical reasons. Jane Fisher takes us through the specific difficulties that can arise and how employers can help.
Our research finds that a majority of organisations offer enhanced paternity pay, but it is much less common for shared parental pay to be enhanced. Many employers also offer other family-friendly support for employees.
In Price v Powys County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that an employment tribunal was entitled to reject a male employee's sex discrimination claim against an employer that enhances adoption pay but not shared parental pay.
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