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Sick mother retains rights

This report relates to 1 case(s)

In Halfpenny v IGE Medical Systems Ltd (18 December 1998) EOR84B, the Court of Appeal rules that a woman who followed the statutory maternity absence rules but was unable to return on the notified date due to illness was entitled to claim unfair dismissal, breach of contract and unlawful sex discrimination when her employers treated her contract of employment as having come to an end.