Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10 January 2020
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
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This question is really about someone returning from maternity leave to a job-sharing role and effectively being told that their job-sharing role is no longer available because, and for whatever reason, it hasn't worked out, that they have to come back full-time or to an alternative role part-time.

Seamus: The issue of returning from maternity pay, red flags are automatically up. The employer needs to tread carefully, and it needs to be cautious when it comes to it. You need to look at whether it is the ordinary maternity leave, whether the legal requirement is that you return back to your role as it was, or if it's into the additional maternity leave, that there can be some flexibility,

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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