Can an employee give notice of resignation when on maternity leave?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A NI on 8 April 2015
Emma-Jane Flannery
Arthur Cox
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Yes. The employee will be bound by the notice of termination provisions in her contract. As such, an employee who does not wish to return to work after her leave period must notify her employer in accordance with the notice provision specified in her contract of employment in the usual way. The employee can remain on maternity during her notice period and does not have to return to “work her notice”. Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
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