Review of Recent EAT Decision: Maternity Leave, Constructive Dismissal and Protective Leave

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 13 November 2012
David Fagan
Business Legal
Issues covered:

Case Name: Leanne Matthews v Sandisk International Limited (UD 331/2010).

Legislation: Unfair Dismissals Acts, 1977 to 2007

Subject Matter: Maternity Leave, Constructive Dismissal and Protective Leave


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

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