Terms and conditions during statutory maternity leave

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An employee on maternity leave is entitled to the benefit of all of the terms and conditions of employment which would have applied had she not been absent, except for terms and conditions relating to ‘remuneration'. There are special rules for pension contributions.  On this page, we look at what this means in more detail.

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