Maternity leave and pay
This section focuses on the statutory right to take maternity leave and receive statutory maternity pay. We also deal with the specific legal protection afforded to women who are pregnant or who exercise or seek to exercise their maternity rights.
Also see our Policy - maternity leave and antenatal care (and request form), which reflects current statutory maternity provision.
For information about the right for employees to take shared parental leave and how this interacts with employees' maternity leave, see Shared parental leave and pay.