Maternity Protection Act, 1994

Extension of certain notices of termination of employment or of certain suspensions.

24.—Any notice of termination of employment given in respect of an employee or any suspension from employment imposed on an employee—

(a) before the receipt by the employee's employer of a notification under section 9 , 12 , 14 , 15 or 16 (or, where appropriate, under section 28 ), or

(b) before the production for the employer's inspection of a certificate under section 11 ,

and due to expire during the employee's absence from work on protective leave or (as the case may require) during a period of natal care absence shall be extended by the period of absence from work on protective leave or, as the case may be, the period of natal care absence.