213 References to maternity leave, etc
213 References to maternity leave, etc
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     This section applies for the purposes of this Act.

(2)     A reference to a woman on maternity leave is a reference to a woman on—

(a)     compulsory maternity leave,

(b)     ordinary maternity leave, or

(c)     additional maternity leave.

(3)     A reference to a woman on compulsory maternity leave is a reference to a woman absent from work because she satisfies the conditions prescribed for the purposes of section 72(1) of the Employment Rights Act 1996.

(4)     A reference to a woman on ordinary maternity leave is a reference to a woman absent from work because she is exercising the right to ordinary maternity leave.