BDBF Partner Ruth Gamble gives advice to new parents on how to manage the transition back to work after a period of parental leave and highlights the mistakes employers can make during this time.
BDBF considers some of the bigger changes expected in the coming months and years to equality law.
An employer which offered childcare vouchers by way of salary sacrifice was not obliged to continue to pay them to an employee on maternity leave.
The EAT has held that an employer’s duty under the Maternity Leave Regulations to offer a woman on maternity leave a suitable alternative vacancy arises when the employer becomes aware that her role is redundant or potentially redundant. The failure to make such an offer renders the woman’s dismissal automatically unfair.