Maternity Leave Checklist

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

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

Maternity Leave Checklist

Time to spend time with a new child.
Received Notification Date

When was notification received?

Staff Member

Name and Department.

Legal Rights
Confirmation Letter

Confirmation Letter of pregancy.

Return Date

Notify expected date of return from leave.

Maternity Certificate

UK – MATB1 – Certificate.

Antenatal Dates

Antenatal care dates.

Risk Assessment

Health and safety risk assessment.

Annual Leave

Using annual leave entitlement.


Appropriate level of contact

Contact whilst on leave? Email or phone?

Sick Leave

Maternity sick leave.

Work Cover

How work will be covered? Internal or recruitment.

Keeping in Touch

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

Overlap / Training

Overlap time required to get cover trained to cover?

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

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

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