Redundancy during pregnancy or parental leave
What happens if I am made redundant during my pregnancy or parental leave?
Employers may not dismiss an employee for being pregnant or for applying for parental leave. There are special procedures if this happens. For more information see What should I do if I have a problem relating to my parental leave? The law does not prevent employees from being dismissed for legitimate reasons. However, any dismissal must be for a good reason and must be done fairly.
If a redundancy situation arises during pregnancy or parental leave, it can affect an employee’s rights.
If you are eligible for parental leave, have applied for parental leave and parental leave payments, and have started your parental leave, you will receive the full 14 weeks parental leave payment.
Any rights to return to work or preferential re-employment after parental leave end with the redundancy.