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.
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Understandably, the current situation with COVID-19 is causing a stressful time for expectant mothers and those already on maternity leave. We hope this brief blog provides you with some answers. The information below relates to furlough and your maternity rights.
The simple answer is yes, you can. Whilst an employee receives additional protection whilst on maternity leave such additional protection should not be seen as a ‘blanket cover’. An employer is entitled to continue investigating potential disciplinary matters which come to their attention.
I was delighted to help my client with her claim for sex and maternity discrimination against her employer.