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An employment tribunal has held that it was direct sex discrimination for a new father whose wife had post-natal depression to be allowed to take only two weeks' leave on full pay, when female staff were entitled to 14 weeks' enhanced maternity leave.
An employment tribunal has held that a police force's policy of giving a period of full pay to mothers on maternity leave, but paying only statutory shared parental pay to partners, is not discriminatory.
Updated to include the latest information on the possible extension of shared parental leave to grandparents.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to shared parental leave and shared parental pay.