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;

F44[(bb) any purported termination of an employees employment during a period of absence from work to attend ante-natal classes in accordance with section 15A;

(bbb) any purported termination of an employees 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;

F44[(dd) any notice of termination of an employees 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 employees employment given during a period of absence from work for breastfeeding in accordance with section 15B and expiring subsequent to such a period;]

F45[(e) any purported suspension from an employees 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:

F44

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

F45

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