Pregnant women and women on maternity leave have rights in the workplace including the right not to be dismissed or made redundant because of pregnancy or maternity leave.
If a woman is dismissed or selected for redundancy where the only or main reason for her dismissal or selection is related to pregnancy or maternity leave, the dismissal will be automatically unfair in law (Section 99 Employment Rights Act 1996).
Our friendly and approachable specialist employment solicitors offer extensive experience of assisting in this ever-changing area of law.
If a redundancy situation arises whilst an employee is pregnant or on maternity leave and the employer or an associated employer has a suitable alternative vacancy, the employee should be offered the suitable alternative vacancy in preference to other colleagues. If an employer fails to do this, the employee will have a claim for unfair dismissal and possibly pregnancy and maternity discrimination.
Offering practical and tailored advice, our dedicated team of specialist employment solicitors can assist with legally compliant policies and procedures relating to pregnancy and maternity leave.
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