Crees v Royal London Insurance [1997] IRLR 85 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Maternity rights: Failure to return from maternity leave terminated contract

    Date:
    1 March 1997

    The contract of employment of a woman who was unfit to return to work after maternity leave, already extended by four weeks because of her illness, terminated by operation of contract and of statute when she did not return on the notified date, holds the EAT in Crees v Royal London Insurance.

  • Physical return to work required

    Date:
    1 January 1997

    In order to be regarded as having returned to work after maternity absence, a woman must physically return, holds the EAT in Crees v Royal London Insurance (26 September 1996) EOR71D.