However, the practice has moved on and now the courts believe that a pregnant woman has the right to demand reinstatement at work and after dismissal at her own request. Apparently, the courts believe that a pregnant woman a priori cannot be interested in dismissal on her own, especially if such dismissal occurs the day after filing the application (see, for example, the appeal ruling of the Moscow City Court of 08.08.2016 in case No. 33-24724/2016).
The situation develops in such a way that even after a more or less long period after dismissal, without making any statements to the employer, a woman who was pregnant at the time of dismissal at her own request has the right to demand in court that the dismissal be declared illegal due to the absence of her voluntary will and reinstatement at work. Moreover, as practice shows, the term missed for applying to the court can be restored by the court in case of deterioration of the well-being of a pregnant woman both during pregnancy and after the birth of a child.
In such circumstances, the conclusion arises that a handwritten statement of dismissal may not be enough to confirm the voluntary will of a pregnant woman to be dismissed, and the law does not provide for any other ways to confirm the seriousness of a pregnant woman's intentions to be dismissed.
At the same time, the courts do not make any exceptions regarding the payment of forced absenteeism after the restoration of a pregnant woman at work: it is in all cases subject to payment in full.