Returning to work does not have to result in losing maternity leave and pay
Since combining work and maternity leave is not explicitly addressed in the legislation, the recently issued court ruling may be of considerable practical significance. Having considered the matter in a wider legislative context, the Supreme Court came to the correct conclusion that the question of denying mothers their right to use the remaining part of maternity leave (and, consequently, maternity pay) if they take up employment calls for statutory regulations. The fact that the legislator has not provided for a waiver of this right means that such a waiver is not permissible. – Łukasz Chruściel comments for Rzeczpospolita.