Family Friendly Rights in 2019 and Beyond

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Tue, 1 Oct 2019
London (London)
Venue Address:
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
28 Tudor Street
Chris Milsom, Cloisters and Catrina Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright
Event Type:
Evening Session
6.30pm start to 7.30pm followed by Q&A
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Family Friendly Rights in 2019 and Beyond
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Cost: £40 + VAT. There is a 20% early bird discount available until 31 May 2019 and 100% Discount for members in the voluntary or not-for-profit sector, pupil barristers and barristers under 2 years call.

Chair: Ceri Fuller, DAC Beachcroft LLP

This evening session will explore some of the current case law and legislative developments in this often complex area.  In particular we’ll look at

Does a failure to match enhanced maternity pay for those taking shared parental leave amount to direct or indirect discrimination?

The Court of Appeal have now heard the joined appeals of Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited and Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police. Our speaker, Chris Milsom, acted for the Intervenor Working Families in both of these cases, so is well placed to explore the legal and social issues.

Will families have greater protection in the workplace in the future?

The Government’s consultation on extending redundancy protection to six months after return from work for women and new parents closed on 5 April. Catrina Smith co-chaired ELA’s response to the consultation
and will outline  the potential changes ahead and what they mean for employees and employers alike. She will also touch on the Government’s consultation looking at proposals to support families..

What impact is the entitlement to parental bereavement pay and leave likely to have?

We’ll briefly look at what this new right entitles employed parents who’ve tragically lost a child to, and what needs to be done to prepare.