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Sex discrimination: case re different rates of pay for maternity leave and shared parental leave - Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd [CA] 24.05.19 (Unreported)

It was not sex discriminatory for male employees to receive a lower rate of pay on shared parental leave compared with female employees on statutory maternity leave. The purpose of statutory maternity leave related to matters exclusive to the birth mother resulting from pregnancy and childbirth, and that purpose had not been altered by the introduction of shared parental leave. The male employees could not therefore compare their treatment with that of female employees on maternity leave; the correct comparator was a female employee on shared parental leave.
Category: Employment » Maternity pay; Parental rights; Sex discrimination. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: [2019] EWCA Civ 900.

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