No quick fix on parental leave

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Employers should not hold their breath for a fast-track decision on whetherparental leave rights are to be extended, delegates to the employers’ Lawbriefing will be told later this month. Hopes have faded of a swift passagethrough the European Court of Justice for the TUC’s challenge on theimplementation of the law, according to Cherie Booth QC, who is leading thecase. The bombshell comes in a presentation by Helen Froud, director of corporateservices at Worcestershire County Council. “We are likely to be left highand dry for about 18 months,” said Froud. “I will argue that isenough time for organisations to get the parental leave processes workingproperly.” Booth argued that the Government failed to implement the EU directiveproperly when it limited the rights to parents of children born after 5December 1999. The Irish government recently caved in to a similar challenge and changedits laws. For more about the employers’ Law briefing, sponsored by Pinsent Curtis, on22 September, contact 020-8652 3731. No quick fix on parental leaveOn 1 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more