Employment Law Weekly News Update – 15 June 2017

In this edition :

• An ET decides that paying a father statutory pay for 12 weeks parental leave to look after his new born child, compared to paying a female employee full pay for 12 weeks of maternity leave, was direct sex discrimination.
• The Ministry of Justice have published the employment tribunal statistics for January to March 2017 which show a 4% increase in single claims received compared to the same period last year.
• Industrial action threatening to bring public services across Scotland to a standstill has been averted after less than one in six members of a major union backed the calls to strike so the 50% turnout threshold was not met.
• Personnel Today have published guidance on putting a disaster contingency plan