Redundancy while on parental leave

A series of related decisions of the Federal Court have put beyond doubt the capacity of employers to lawfully make the positions of employees taking parental leave redundant, subject of course to the unfair dismissal laws. The cases arise from claims of discrimination, but clear the air about lingering doubts some have had about the issues of redundancies and parental or other forms of leave. See for example Stanley v Service to Youth Council Inc (No2) (2014) FCA 644.