Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir hails maternity pay ruling as achievement for future mothers

Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir has hailed her landmark maternity pay ruling as an achievement ‘for all women who are to follow’, after receiving over £72,000 in unpaid salaries from Lyon that she was due while pregnant.

Gunnarsdottir announced she was expecting her first child in April 2021, and gave birth in November.

The Icelandic international agreed with Lyon that she would return to her homeland for the duration of her pregnancy, before returning to the French club after giving birth. However, Lyon stopped paying her wages while she was in Iceland, claiming they were following French law.

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