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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has found that it is not discriminatory for employers to provide paternity pay at a lower level than enhanced maternity pay. The case was an appeal by the employer following Ali V Capita Customer Management Ltd. The EAT found that the lower tribunal had erred in finding that Ali's circumstances were comparable to those of a woman who had recently given birth. They found that a mother caring for a baby was a consequence rather than the purpose of maternity leave and pay. As the full purpose of maternity leave is for the health and wellbeing of a woman in pregnancy, confinement and after recent childbirth, the EAT ruled that entitlement pay is inseparable from the type of leave being taken and cannot be compared with other types of leave.