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Maternity rights: Exercise of right to return does not require actual return

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In (1) Crees v Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd and (2) Greaves v Kwik Save Stores Ltd 27.2.98 Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal holds that two employees completely and effectively exercised the right to return to work following extended maternity leave when they notified their employers of the day on which they proposed to return. Nothing more was required to be done for the right to be exercised. The employees' failure to attend for work on the notified day of return, because of temporary illness, did not mean that they had not exercised the right or that they had lost the right already exercised by them.