Meerts v Proost NV ECJ 2009 AER 259

In this Belgian case, the ECJ held that the EC Framework Agreement on parental leave entitles workers, dismissed without the statutory period of notice while on part time parental leave, to be paid compensation based on his or her full-time salary rather than on the reduced salary received while on parental leave.

Key point: In the UK, an employee is not entitled to be paid his or her full salary in respect of the contractual notice period that falls within a parental leave period only parental leave pay.