Maternity Leave Checklist

Maternity Leave Checklist

Maternity leave gives you the right to take up to a year if you’re having a baby.

Maternity leave entitles employees to 52 weeks Statutory Maternity Leave if given the correct notice. Employees are not forced to take they full 52 weeks if they don’t want to.

Fathers also get leave to spend time with their new child take a look at our paternity leave checklist.

Maternity Leave

When was notification received?

Name and Department.

UK -Legal Rights

Maternity Leave Confirmation Letter.

Notify expected date of return from maternity leave.

UK - MATB1 - Maternity Certificate.

Antenatal care dates.

Health and safety risk assessment.

Using annual leave entitlement

Appropriate level of contact

Contact whilst on maternity leave? Email or phone?

Maternity sick leave.

How work will be covered? Internal or recruitment

UK - Keeping in Touch Days (KIT Days) employee may work for up to 10 days during her maternity leave.

Overlap time required to get cover trained to cover?

NOTE: Statutory Maternity Leave is 52 weeks. It’s made up of

Ordinary Maternity Leave – first 26 weeks
Additional Maternity Leave – last 26 weeks

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