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Illness after maternity leave

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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.

Marion Halfpenny was employed as a regional administrator.