Maternity rights: Dismissal after extended maternity leave in breach of sick leave term was wrongful, unfair and discriminatory
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Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd  IRLR 177 CA (2 other reports)
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 18.12.98 Court of Appeal. The employer wrongly assumed that it was not legally obliged to hold her job open for her, and this reason for dismissal could not be other than unfair.