Chambers should “be generous” on parental leave – Legal Futures

Posted November 8th, 2019 in barristers, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by tracey

‘Chambers should give barristers the right to return to work after two or three years of parental leave, the Western Circuit Women’s Forum (WCWF) has said.’

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Legal Futures, 8th November 2019

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Not discrimination to pay male officers less for shared parental leave than female officers on maternity leave – UK Police Law Blog

‘The Court of Appeal in (1) Capita Customer Management Ltd v Ali & (2) Chief Constable of Leicestershire v Hextall [2019] EWCA Civ 900, has overturned the Employment Appeal Tribunal and held that employees do not unlawfully discriminate against men when when paying them less for shared parental leave than they pay women when taking enhanced maternity pay as part of maternity leave. Such claims are not sex discrimination claims but equal terms claims, to be brought under the Equal Pay Act 1970, which are bound to fail because they relate to terms of work affording special treatment to woman in connection with pregnancy of childbirth. An appeal to the Supreme Court is possible.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 29th May 2019

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Commons approves proxy voting trial for new parents – BBC News

Posted January 29th, 2019 in maternity leave, news, parliament, paternity leave by sally

‘MPs have unanimously voted to implement a year-long trial of proxy voting for MPs on parental leave.’

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BBC News, 29th January 2019

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Pregnant women to get more job protection – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in maternity leave, news, paternity leave, pregnancy, redundancy by tracey

‘Pregnant women and parents returning to work will receive greater protection from redundancy under new plans. The government proposes extending legal protection against redundancy for pregnant women for six months after they return to work.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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Shared Parental Leave: paying fathers and mothers different rates is discrimination – UK Police Law Blog

‘The Employment Appeal Tribunal has handed down judgment in the appeal case of Hextall v Leicestershire Police UKEAT/0139/17/DA. Mr Hextall is a police officer who took Shared Parental Leave. However, under the informal national policy that exists at the current time in relation to the payment of such leave, he was paid only at the statutory rate and not the enhanced rate paid to mothers taking maternity leave.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 3rd May 2018

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Do more than the bare minimum on parental leave, chambers told – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 9th, 2018 in barristers, flexible working, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by tracey

‘The Bar Council has urged chambers to go beyond the bare minimum in supporting parental leave and hopes its new guide will encourage caring responsibilites to be more fairly divided.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th February 2018

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UK paternity leave less generous than Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, study finds – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2017 in news, paternity leave, statistics by tracey

‘Almost thirty countries, including Iran, Congo and Burkina Faso, offer more favourable benefits for new dads than the UK does, according to new analysis.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2017

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Father wins discrimination case against employer for failing to give him full paternity leave – Daily Telegraph

‘A father has successfully sued his employer for failing to give him full paternity leave rights, in a case thought to be the first of its kind.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2017

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BSB proposes change to its rules to require chambers to allow all self-employed barristers access to parental leave – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 26th, 2017 in barristers, maternity leave, news, paternity leave, self-employment by tracey

‘At its meeting last night, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) agreed to change the equality rules to enable all self-employed barristers in chambers to take parental leave, regardless of whether their spouse or partner takes parental leave.’

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Bar Standards Board, 26th May 2017

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The Bar and shared parental leave – Cloisters

‘Since Shared Parental Leave (SPL) came into force a year ago on 5 April 2015, I have written, lectured and advised widely about this new legal entitlement. The people I have not engaged with much about SPL are barristers – for the key reason that as self-employed professionals rather than employees, they are excluded from this legal entitlement.’

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Cloisters, 7th April 2016

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Call for chambers rent rebates so male barristers can share parental leave – Legal Futures

Posted April 12th, 2016 in barristers, equality, news, paternity leave, rent by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board is to investigate whether male barristers with new-born children should be entitled to a form of shared parental leave (SPL), with the Bar Council calling for provisions which would give them a rent rebate from their chambers while not working.’

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Legal Futures, 12th April 2016

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Guest Blog: Rachel Crasnow QC on the Bar and shared parental leave – The Bar Council

Posted April 8th, 2016 in barristers, maternity leave, paternity leave, press releases by tracey

‘Rachel Crasnow QC, who practises in employment law at Cloisters chambers and is the Chair of the Bar Council Legislation & Guidance Panel, looks at why Shared Parental Leave, which came into force a year ago, could be relevant to barristers and why it shouldn’t be ignored by the Bar.’

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The Bar Council, 7th April 2016

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Working grandparents to share parental leave and pay – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2015 in grandparents, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

‘Working grandparents will be allowed to take time off and share parental leave pay to help care for their grandchildren, the government has said.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2015

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Shared parental leave rules come into force in UK amid small business fear – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2015 in adoption, employment, maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by sally

‘New rules heralding Scandinavian-style shared parental leave of up to 50 weeks come into force this weekend as concerns continue that many employers are not ready for the “complicated and challenging” changes.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2015

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Children and Families Act 2014

Children and Families Act 2014 published

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Family Rights at Work – Cloisters

Posted February 15th, 2013 in employment, families, flexible working, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The Government has published its response to the ‘Modern Workplaces’ consultation on the overhaul of family rights at work, including shared parental leave, extended flexible working and new rights for surrogate parents. Rachel Crasnow explains the issues.”

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Cloisters, 17th January 2013

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Government plans for radical overhaul of family law would do little to help improve lives of vulnerable children, warn charities – The Independent

“Charities warned that Government plans for a radical overhaul of family law including the introduction of shared parental leave would do little to help improve the lives of the most vulnerable children.”

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The Independent, 5th February 2013

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How the workplace will change in 2013 – OUT-LAW.com

“What changes can workers expect from their employers in the coming year? Employment law expert Edward Goodwyn of Pinsent Masons, the law firm behind Out-Law.com, looks ahead to some significant changes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th January 2013

Source: www.out-law.com

Will sharing parental leave be fair? – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2011 in maternity leave, news, parental rights, paternity leave by tracey

“Employers that offer generous maternity pay packages could land themselves in legal hot water if they fail to extend the benefit to fathers, experts have warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th May 2011

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Vince Cable unveils plans for mothers and fathers to share parental leave – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2011 in consultations, maternity leave, news, paternity leave by sally

“The government is to begin consulting on plans to give both parents an extra month of leave during a baby’s first year and share out caring responsibilities.”

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The Guardian, 16th May 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk