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Maternity rights: Pregnancy dismissal protection applies after expiry of maternity leave

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In Caledonia Bureau Investment & Property v Caffrey [1998] IRLR 110, the EAT holds that the automatically unfair dismissal provision which protects a woman against dismissal for a reason "connected with her pregnancy" is not limited to dismissals occurring during the period of pregnancy and maternity leave. It applies after maternity leave, so long as the contract of employment has continued.