Section 15-10 Protection against dismissal in connection with military service, etc.

(1) An employee may not be dismissed owing to leave of absence pursuant to section 12-12. In connection with leave of absence pursuant to section 12-12, first paragraph, second sentence, protection against dismissal shall also apply to periods when an employee is not absent from work.

(2) Unless other grounds are shown to be highly probable, such service shall be deemed to be the reason for dismissal immediately prior to or during the period during which the employee is absent from work owing to leave pursuant to section 12-12.