Leanne Matthews v Sandisk International Limited Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUD 331/2010
Legal BodyEmployment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Pay and Conditions of Employment
The claimant began employment as an office administrator with the respondent company, Sandisk International Limited, in or around 2006/2007. In early 2009, the claimant informed the respondent that she was pregnant and began her protective leave under the Maternity Protection Acts 1994 and 2004 on 3 August 2009.
Shortly before the end of her protective leave which was due to end on the 29 January 2010, the claimant’s solicitor wrote to the respondent alleging that due to the behaviour of the respondent the claimant had no option but to consider herself constructively dismissed.
The general manager of Sandisk International Limited replied to this letter on 7 January 2012 outlining that as
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