Maternity leave and pay
This guide will help you comply with the laws on statutory maternity leave and pay.
All pregnant employees are:
- entitled to take 52 weeks' statutory maternity leave (SML) around the birth of their child
- protected from suffering detriment or dismissal for taking SML
- entitled to benefit from their existing terms and conditions, except those relating to wages or salary, during SML
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