ordinary maternity leave


ordinary maternity leave
(OML)
26 weeks' statutory leave available to an employee who gives birth, regardless of the length of time she has been working for the employer. The employee may qualify for statutory maternity pay SMP), depending on her salary and length of service.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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