Maternity rights: Employment continued after expiry of maternity leave
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Lewis Woolf Griptight Ltd v Corfield  IRLR 432 EAT (1 other report)
In Lewis Woolf Griptight Ltd v Corfield  IRLR 432 the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's decision that a woman's employment was terminated by dismissal, rather than by operation of statute, when because of illness she was unable to return to work four weeks after the notified date of her return from maternity leave, and her employer told her that it was neither required nor prepared to hold her job open for her. The employee's contract did not provide for termination on expiry of her statutory right to return from maternity leave, and both parties had indicated that they regarded the employment as continuing after the notified date, notwithstanding the employee's sick leave.