Can you still be made redundant if you are pregnant or on maternity leave?

Yes, you can, as long as the reason for the redundancy is not connected with your pregnancy or by reason of being on maternity leave.

Even if you are made redundant shortly after you announce your pregnancy, recent tribunal cases have confirmed that an employer will not be acting unlawfully if it can be shown that the decision had nothing whatsoever to do with the pregnancy.

Employees who are absent on maternity leave should be given preferential treatment for a suitable alternative vacancy over other employees who are not on maternity leave (assuming that there is a suitable vacancy to be offered within the redundancy process).

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