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Borger v Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse – WLR Daily

Borger v Tiroler Gebietskrankenkasse (Case C-516/09); [2011] WLR (D) 89

“The status of an ’employed person’, within the meaning of article 1(a) of Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71, as amended , applied to a person during a six-month period of extended unpaid leave following the birth of a child, provided that, during that period, that person was covered, even if only in respect of a single risk, on a compulsory or optional basis, by a general or special social security scheme mentioned in article 1(a) of that Regulation.”

WLR Daily, 10th March 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

A fifth of female lawyers choose kids over careers – The Lawyer

“The pressure of motherhood is the reason that 20 per cent of all female departees decide to leave some of the UK’s top 50 firms.”

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The Lawyer, 8th February 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

The Big Question: Do we need to change the rules on maternity and paternity leave? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for a dramatic change in parental leave arrangements to ensure that fathers and lower-income parents are better served. The Commission insists that mothers and fathers should be able to share the leave allowance to give men more time with their children while both maternity and paternity pay should be raised to encourage low income families to take advantage of the benefit.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK warns over EU maternity plan – BBC News

“The UK will not accept any EU proposal for women to have the right to be paid their full salary while on maternity leave, minister Pat McFadden has said.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Big Question: Are equality laws backfiring, with employers reluctant to hire women? – The Independent

“The head of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Nicola Brewer, has just announced that recent and future improvements to maternity pay may, ironically, be backfiring on women by making employers wary of hiring and promoting them. The industrial neanderthal Sir Alan Sugar has added fuel to the fire by claiming recently that many employers bin the CVs of women of childbearing age without even considering their job applications.”

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The Independent, 15th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Paid maternity leave does us no favours either, say fathers – The Times

“A benefit that enriches family life or a burden that sabotages women’s careers? Nicola Brewer’s claim that the extension of maternity leave and parental rights has hampered women’s employment chances has drawn praise and criticism in equal measure.”

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The Times, 15th July 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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