maternity leave


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

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maternity leave
n.
Leave granted a worker during pregnancy, or after the birth or adoption of a new child.

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maternity leave
Period off work because of a child's birth. This may be statutory maternity leave and/or other leave granted by the employer, either contractually or on an ex gratia basis (ex gratia payment).
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