Is it possible to terminate the employment of an employee on maternity leave?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 June 2012 Issues covered:

Termination of an individual's contract of employment while they are absent from work on maternity leave, additional maternity leave, pregnancy related health and safety leave, during a period of ante- or post-natal care or during the period that they are still breastfeeding in accordance with the breastfeeding regulations is void. Any notice of termination served during any of these periods is also void. If a notice of termination of employment is given to an employee before that employee has served notice of their intention to take maternity leave, and this notice of termination is due to expire during the employee's absence from work or during a period of ante- or post-natal care or

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