King v Hundred of Hoo Nursery [1998] IRLR 564 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Maternity rights: Notification of intention to return need not be in writing

    Date:
    15 October 1998

    In King v Hundred of Hoo Nursery, the EAT overturns an employment tribunal's decision that an employee lost the right to return to work from extended maternity leave because her intention to return was mentioned informally when her father took written notification of the baby's premature birth to her employer, but was not expressed in writing at that stage.

  • Written notice of intention to return not required

    Date:
    1 September 1998

    In King v Hundred of Hoo Nursery the EAT has held that a woman's notification of her intention to return to work after maternity absence does not have to be in writing.