Policy—maternity leave
Policy—maternity leave

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

  • Policy—maternity leave

    1. 1

      Introduction

      1. 1.1

        This maternity policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees who are pregnant or have recently given birth.

      1. 1.2

        This policy [has been agreed in consultation with [the trade union OR staff association OR employees] and] applies to all employees. [The health and safety aspects of this policy also apply to certain qualifying agency workers, as set out in paragraph 4. No other aspects of this policy apply to agency workers. Such workers may, however, have a right to maternity leave and pay etc from their agency and should contact them for further information.] This policy does not apply to consultants or self-employed contractors.

      1. 1.3

        This policy is for guidance only and does not form part of your contract of employment. The Company may alter the terms of this policy from time to time and details of any alterations or additions will be notified to you. [This policy covers the rights employees are given by law but is intended to be a summary only and not a complete statement of your rights.] Please contact [the HR department] if you have any queries about your entitlement.

      1. 1.4

        In this policy, [references to the Company includes all group companies where appropriate and] references to EWC are to your expected week of childbirth, meaning the week (starting on a Sunday) in which your doctor or midwife expects

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