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 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 Checklist
Received Notification Date
When was notification received?
Name and Department.
Confirmation Letter of pregancy.
Notify expected date of return from leave.
UK – MATB1 – Certificate.
Antenatal care dates.
Health and safety risk assessment.
Using annual leave entitlement.
Appropriate level of contact
Contact whilst on leave? Email or phone?
Maternity sick leave.
How work will be covered? Internal or recruitment.
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