EAT confirms that post-maternity-leave dismissal is not discrimination
The claimant in Lyons v DWP Jobcentre Plus took maternity leave, telling her employer that her maternity leave would finish at the end of the six months’ ordinary maternity leave period and that she would then take six weeks’ annual leave, following which she would return to work. In the event, she was diagnosed with post-natal depression and did not return to work before her dismissal some months later. She did not seek to extend her maternity leave period, so she was treated as having returned to work at the end of ordinary maternity leave. She argued that her dismissal was either direct pregnancy discrimination or direct sex discrimination…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Hogan Lovells briefing.
News from Hogan Lovells
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Hogan Lovells
The decision of the US Court of Appeals has raised questions about how issuers should present their disclosures on conflict minerals under Exchange Act Rule 13p-1 and Form SD.
An interesting judgment was delivered by the Honourable J Majiki on 19 November 2013 in the Eastern Cape High Court, Port Elizabeth.
Analysis from The Lawyer
As international firms question their future in these small, closely linked markets, local lawyers too are eyeing the business environment with caution
Beyond the headline infrastructure projects, UK construction work is still recovering from the clobbering it took during the slump