Work during maternity or adoption leave—keeping in touch days
Work during maternity or adoption leave—keeping in touch days

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Work during maternity or adoption leave—keeping in touch days
  • Keeping in touch (KIT) days
  • Reasonable contact
  • Sample invitation to attend work for a KIT day

This Practice Note describes the extent to which employees are entitled to work during statutory maternity or adoption leave, without bringing that leave, or any entitlement to statutory pay, to and end. For information on the entitlement to work during shared parental leave, see Practice Note: Work during shared parental leave—keeping in touch days (SPLIT days).

Keeping in touch (KIT) days

Employees are entitled (but not obliged) to work up to 10 days ('keeping in touch days' or 'KIT days') during their statutory maternity or adoption leave without that bringing their statutory leave, or any entitlement to statutory pay, to an end. For that purpose 'work' may include training or any other activity undertaken to assist the employee in keeping in touch with the workplace.

In the case of maternity leav

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