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Can an employer insist that an employee return to work from maternity leave on a particular day of the week?
If an employee resigns while on maternity leave, is she entitled to notice pay?
If an employee does not return from maternity leave, does the employer have to pay her in lieu of the annual leave that she accrued during maternity leave?
Does an employee have the right to return to the same job after maternity leave?
Can an employer dismiss an employee on maternity leave who wants to return to work on a part-time basis?
If a pregnant employee is employed to do suitable alternative work throughout her pregnancy, is her right to return to work after maternity leave the right to return to this job or to her normal position?
Is an employer obliged to carry out an individual risk assessment for all new mothers returning to work from maternity leave?
Why is it important for an employer to keep the risk assessment for a new mother under review?
What adjustments to a new mother’s working conditions or hours of work might an employer make?
Can an employer offer a new mother less money for alternative work where she cannot do her normal job because of the risks involved?
Are there special rules for new or expectant mothers employed on night work?
Can an employee postpone her return to work after maternity leave because she is breastfeeding?
Can an employer prevent an employee returning to work early from maternity leave because she is still breastfeeding?
Is there a cut-off point at which an employer’s specific responsibility for the protection of a breastfeeding employee ends?
Are there any risks specific to breastfeeding mothers that employers must consider?
Are employers under an obligation to provide breastfeeding facilities for nursing mothers?
Are employers obliged to accommodate requests for lengthy breaks several times a day for the purpose of expressing milk?
Are pregnancy and maternity rights covered by the Equality Act 2010?
Are there any circumstances in which an employer must give a written statement of dismissal to an employee without the normal required continuous service?
Which statutory rights require a period of qualifying service?
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