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Shuter v Ford Motor Company ET/3203504/13

ET rules that refusal of enhanced paternity pay was not discriminatory

An employment tribunal has held in Shuter v Ford Motor Company that Mr Shuter, a male engineer was not discriminated against, directly or indirectly, when his employer, Ford, refused to pay him enhanced paternity pay during his five month additional paternity leave period (APL can be taken for up to 26 weeks from 20 weeks after the baby’s birth). In contrast, a female employee was entitled under the Ford enhanced maternity pay policy to full basic pay for 52 weeks.

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