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Employers warned not to 'count out' women on maternity leave

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued a sobering reminder to employers not to 'count out' employees who are on maternity leave by failing to notify them of internal vacancies.

In Paul v Visa International Service Association, the EAT ruled that Visa's failure to notify an employee on maternity leave of an internal vacancy amounted to a breach of mutual trust and confidence, and the employer was also found liable for victimisation.