Maternity Rights at Work

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Maternity rights at work Who is entitled to take maternity leave? Most women employees are entitled to take time off work to have a baby. This time off is called maternity leave. It is your right to take maternity leave no matter how long you have worked for your employer. If you are in one of the following jobs, some of the information in this fact sheet may not apply to you. You will need to check your contract of employment to see what maternity rights you have at work. This applies to: 1 women in the police force (not civilian employees) women in the armed forces share fisherwomen. How much maternity leave can you take? Most women have the right to take up to 52 weeks ' maternity leave. This does not depend…show more content…
You do not have to have worked for the same employer during this time and the 26 weeks do not need to have been worked in a row. You may get MA if you are self-employed. How much will you be paid If you are getting SMP, for the first six weeks of maternity leave you will get 90% of your usual gross weekly pay (that is, before tax and national insurance contributions are taken out). For the next 33 weeks, you will be paid 90% of your gross weekly pay or £124.88 a week, whichever is the lowest amount. Your SMP will finish at the end of or 39 weeks. You should check your contract to see if you are entitled to pay after this. If you 're getting Maternity Allowance, you will receive either £124.88 a week or 90% of your average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. This will be paid for 39 week Maternity rights at work Who is entitled to take maternity leave? Most women employees are entitled to take time off work to have a baby. This time off is called maternity leave. It is your right to take maternity leave no matter how long you have worked for your employer. If you are in one of the following jobs, some of the information in this fact sheet may not apply to you. You will need to check your contract of employment to see what maternity rights you have at work. This applies to: 2 women in the police force (not civilian employees) women in the armed forces share fisherwomen. How much maternity leave can you take? Most women have
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