Maternity Protection of Employees Act, 1981

Part IV

Amendment or Application of Other Enactments

Amendment of section 2 (2) of Act of 1977.

24.—Section 2 (2) of the Act of 1977 (which specifies dismissals in relation to which that Act does not apply) is hereby amended by the insertion of the following after paragraph (b):

“, or

(c) dismissal where the employee's employer at the commencement of the employment informs the employee in writing that the employment will terminate on the return to work with that employer of another employee who is absent from her work while on maternity leave or additional maternity leave or time off under the Maternity Protection of Employees Act, 1981, and the dismissal of the first-mentioned employee duly occurs for the purpose of facilitating the return to work of that other employee.”.