Maternity Protection Act 1994

Voidance of certain purported terminations of employment, etc.

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23.Each of the following shall be void:

( a) any purported termination of an employee’s employment while the employee is absent from work on protective leave;

( b) any purported termination of an employee’s employment during a period of natal care absence;

F42 [ ( bb ) any purported termination of an employee s employment during a period of absence from work to attend ante-natal classes in accordance with section 15A ;

( bbb ) any purported termination of an employee s employment during a period of absence from work for breastfeeding in accordance with section 15B ; ]

( c) any notice of termination of an employee’s employment given while the employee is absent from work on protective leave and expiring subsequent to such a period of absence;

( d) any notice of termination of an employee’s employment given during a period of natal care absence and expiring subsequent to such a period;

F42 [ ( dd ) any notice of termination of an employee s employment given during a period of absence from work to attend ante-natal classes in accordance with section 15A and expiring subsequent to such a period;

( ddd ) any notice of termination of an employee s employment given during a period of absence from work for breastfeeding in accordance with section 15B and expiring subsequent to such a period; ]

F43 [ ( e ) any purported suspension from an employee s employment imposed while the employee is absent from work on protective leave, during a period of natal care absence or during a period of absence from work to attend ante-natal classes in accordance with section 15A or for breastfeeding in accordance with section 15B . ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F42

Inserted (18.10.2004) by Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004 (28/2004), s. 15(a) and (b), S.I. No. 652 of 2004.

F43

Substituted (18.10.2004) by Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004 (28/2004), s. 15(c), S.I. No. 652 of 2004.