Altering An Employee's Role While On Maternity Leave Found To Be Discriminatory

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 28 April 2020
Alison Martin
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A recent case before the WRC (HR Manager v Aviation Recruitment and Staff Support Agency – ADJ-000231830)once again serves as a reminder of the strong protections for employees on maternity leave and their rights around returning to work.  


The complainant started work with the respondent in June 2016 and was appointed to the position of Head of Human Resources, reporting to the MD, in April 2017.  In July 2018, the complainant went on maternity leave. She returned to work in June 2019, but resigned from her post in September 2019.

The complainant filed complaints, under the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 and the Maternity Protection Acts 1994 (as amended),

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