Guidance Notes: Maternity Rights and Leave
These Guidance Notes: Maternity Rights and Leave provide a useful summary of the essential elements of maternity leave, pay and the rights of pregnant women and new mothers.
These Guidance Notes have been updated to include the new right for fathers-to-be and partners of pregnant women to take time off to attend two antenatal appointments. This change took effect from 1st October 2014.
This document may be used either by management or employees who need to know the basics of maternity rules and rights.
These Maternity Rights Guidance Notes provide guidance on basic maternity rights, such as rights to maternity leave and pay, but also more challenging situations relating to pregnancy and childbirth, like medical suspension on health and safety grounds and employee rights following miscarriage and stillbirth. The notes also clarify the contact permitted during maternity leave.
This document may be used either by management or employees who need to know the basics of maternity rules and rights. These Guidance Notes: cover the following areas:
1. Time off for Antenatal Care
2. Leave and Right to Return
3. Consequences of Refusing the Right to Return
4. Contact During Maternity Leave
5. Keeping In Touch Days
6. Maternity Pay
7. Miscarriage and Stillbirth
8. Medical Suspension on Health and Safety Grounds
9. Requests for Part time or Flexible Working
10. Protection against Unfair Treatment and Dismissal
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