Provide a written statement of reasons for dismissal for an employee dismissed while pregnant or on maternity leave

Key points

  • Generally, an employer must give an employee a written statement of reasons for dismissal only if the employee requests one and if he or she has the required qualifying service, but these requirements do not apply if the dismissed employee is pregnant or on maternity leave.
  • An employer that dismisses an employee when she is pregnant or on ordinary or additional maternity leave must provide her with a written statement of reasons for the dismissal, whether or not she makes a request for one.

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