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Client faced redundancy whilst on maternity leave

23 March 2011

Our client was facing redundancy from a large retail outfit whilst she was on maternity leave. The employer effectively "forgot" about her and placed all other at risk employees into roles, leaving her without a role when she sought to return from maternity leave. Our client initially approached us via our online EqualityXpress service. These steps led to the identification of a number of claims the client was able to bring and the client instructed us formally. The matter was resolved through careful negotiation, without the need for litigation, and the initial EqualityXpress query led to the securing of approximately £50,000 in negotiated compensation for the client.