Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd [1999] IRLR 177 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Maternity rights: Dismissal after extended maternity leave in breach of sick leave term was wrongful, unfair and discriminatory

    Date:
    15 March 1999

    An employee who exercised her right to return to work after extended maternity leave by giving proper notice, but who was prevented by illness from attending for work on the notified date and was not allowed back, was unfairly dismissed, holds the Court of Appeal in Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd.

  • Sick mother retains rights

    Date:
    1 March 1999

    In Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd (18 December 1998) EOR84B, the Court of Appeal rules that a woman who followed the statutory maternity absence rules but was unable to return on the notified date due to illness was entitled to claim unfair dismissal, breach of contract and unlawful sex discrimination when her employers treated her contract of employment as having come to an end.

  • Illness after maternity leave

    Date:
    1 March 1999

    In Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd the Court of Appeal has ruled that a woman who followed the statutory maternity absence rules but was unable to return on the notified date due to illness was entitled to claim unfair dismissal, wrongful dismissal and unlawful sex discrimination when her employers treated her contract of employment as having come to an end.