statutory maternity leave
(abbr. SMP)
Maternity leave is governed by the Employment Rights Act 1996. All female employees who become pregnant are entitled to fourteen weeks maternity leave ("basic maternity leave") and thereafter return to the same job. Those with two years' continuous service ??

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statutory maternity leave
(SML)
A period of maternity leave granted by statute to an employee, which will consist of 26 weeks' ordinary maternity leave (OML) and may include a further 26 weeks additional maternity leave (AML) depending on the employee's length of service. An employee may qualify for statutory maternity pay (SMP), depending on salary and length of service.
For employees whose expected week of childbirth is on or after 1 April 2007, the qualifying period for AML will be removed.
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