Parental bereavement leave

Parental bereavement leave

The government has announced that parents will be entitled to bereavement leave from 6 April 2020 (subject to parliamentary approval). Employees who lose a child under the age of 18, or who suffer a stillbirth from 24 weeks of pregnancy, will be entitled to two weeks’ leave

Philosophical belief discrimination

Philosophical belief discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination based on their philosophical beliefs. In order to be protected, the belief must be: Genuinely held; Be a belief not an opinion or viewpoint; Concern a weighty or substantial aspect of human life; Have attained a certain level of cogency, seriousness or importance (in a similar way…

Sex discrimination

Sex discrimination

Section 18 of the Equality Act 2010 deals specifically with pregnancy and maternity discrimination. A woman bringing a claim under section 18 does not need to show that a male comparator would have been treated more favourably (they can’t, because men cannot be pregnant or go on maternity leave).