What maternity leave and payments are pregnant employees entitled to?

Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 1 February 2019
Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors
Issues covered:

Q: We have an employee who is pregnant. What payments and leave is she entitled to?

Scott: Let’s kick straight off with some questions on maternity leave and payments and such. We’ve got a general one coming in there from a customer. “We have an employee who is pregnant. What is the process going forward and what payments and leave is she entitled to?”

Seamus: Yeah. So, maternity leave—you’re entitled to maternity leave if you’ve got 26 weeks’ continuous employment. The notice period that employees need to give to their employer is 15 weeks before their due date. The leave that they’re entitled to is 52 weeks. It’s assumed that that employee is going to take the full 52 weeks unless

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This article is correct at 01/02/2019

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Seamus McGranaghan
O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

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