Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Why are they saying she cannot leave the country?
They're not giving a reason, but since becoming an academy they seem to be getting away with a lot.
ok tanks let me get my response ready please
I just need to go in a meeting as well so it won't be immediately I get back to you, but I won't be too long
The employer cannot force your wife to remain in the country during her maternity leave. This is her own time and what she does in that period is entirely up to her. No one can physically force her to remain here and even if she goes abroad, any action the employer takes, such as disciplinary action, is going to be unfair because they do not have the right to request that of her.
The employer can reject her requests for taking holidays on specific dates but this is not about her taking a holiday from her holiday allowance, it is about what she does during her maternity leave, something which she is entitled to by law and something over which the employer has no real control.