Returning to work from maternity leave

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Legislation governs the terms and conditions that apply to employees returning to work from maternity leave. It also imposes certain notice requirements on women who want to return to work from maternity leave early.

On this page we look at some of the key issues you may need to consider on an employee’s return to work from maternity leave.

Also see our Checklist – Managing maternity leave.

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