17 November 2014
Rights to leave and pay, Acas successes and tribunals
In four months’ time, the right to take shared parental leave will come into force. The government estimated that the cost to employers will be £17 million, although this may be neutralised by the number of women returning to work early, balancing out partners utilising this new right. There has however been some criticism of this prediction as it is calculated on the basis of employers only offering statutory shared parental leave and pay, and is based upon the 2–6% of fathers who chose to opt into Additional Paternity Leave (APL).
In reality ...