You can be made redundant during maternity leave as long as the redundancy situation is genuine and you are not selected for redundancy because of your pregnancy or maternity leave.
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If you are returning to work after maternity leave you have certain rights and protection against unfair dismissal, detriment or discrimination connected to your pregnancy, childbirth or statutory maternity leave. In this blog I consider what rights you have on returning to work and possible issues on returning, including the right to request flexible working.
A report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in 2016 revealed that 11% of mothers surveyed believed they had been dismissed, made redundant or forced to leave their employment because of their pregnancy. Read on for more information.