Maternity Leave

Expectant employees have the statutory right to a minimum amount of maternity leave. Employers may also offer their own maternity leave scheme in addition to this. Statutory Maternity Leave is for 52 weeks. Employees may also be entitled to receive Statutory Maternity Pay for up to 39 weeks of the leave. See also Pregnancy and Maternity Protection Breastfeeding at work Antenatal Appointments Paternity Leave and Pay Shared Parental Leave Pay Automatically Unfair reasons for Dismissal Maternity Suspension