Alerter by Jack Castle – Formal notice not required to have “sought to take” parental leave – Henderson Chambers

‘In Hilton Foods Solutions v Wright [2024] EAT 28 the Employment Appeal Tribunal considered the meaning of “sought to take” parental leave in the Maternity and Parental Leave etc. Regulations 1999. Whether an employee “sought to take” parental leave is a factual matter for the Employment Tribunal taking into account all relevant evidence. Importantly, it is not necessary for an employee to give formal notice under Schedule 2 of those Regulations. This may also apply to other forms of leave with protection for those who “sought to take” it, including the new entitlement to carer’s leave.’

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Henderson Chambers, 25th March 2024