Dear All,

We have an employee who is currently on Maternity Leave, and would be most grateful to receive guidance on the following issues :

-The employee has previously indicated that she would return to work at the beginning of August 2004(Maternity leave began September 2003), how long prior to this do we need to be formally notified of her intention to return, and the return date ?

-As another employee in the same department has recently left, we have had a re-organisation. The current system is working well, and we may be in a position that we do not require the employee to return to work : how do we stand legally ? and what steps do we need to follow ?

Many Thanks in anticipation of your help.