Redundancy Options and Maternity

September 30, 2010

The right to be offered alternatives to redundancy during maternity leave is qualified by this case.

Employees on ordinary or additional maternity leave, who are affected by a redundancy exercise, are automatically entitled under regulation 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 to be offered any alternative vacancy available. This effectively gives maternity leave staff precedence over other employees also at risk of redundancy, even if they are better qualified for the vacancy.

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