Section 17-5 Extension of time limits and reinstatement of cases in respect of dismissal during sickness, pregnancy, parental leave, military service, etc.

(1) In a dispute as to the lawfulness of a dismissal pursuant to section 15-8, the time limit for demanding negotiations or instituting legal proceedings shall run from the date of expiry of the prohibition against dismissal pursuant to section 15-8, first paragraph.

(2) In the case of dismissal during absence owing to a child's or childminder's sickness pursuant to section 12-9 or absence owing to care of close relatives and/or other close persons pursuant to section 12-10, the time limit for demanding negotiations or instituting legal proceedings shall be extended by the number of days an employee was absent after the date of dismissal.

(3) In the case of dismissal during leave in connection with pregnancy, childbirth, adoption or responsibility for the care of small children pursuant to sections 12-1 to 12-6 or during leave of absence in connection with military service, etc. pursuant to section 12-12 the court may grant reinstatement of the case if the time limit for demanding negotiations or for instituting legal proceedings is exceeded, if the employee so requests and the court finds it reasonable.