Question

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Q: I have been with the company for 6 month now - am I allowed to take a paid maternity leave? what does the law say?

 

A: The Maternity Protect Acts 1994 and 2004 applies to all pregnant employees and there is no minimum length of service required. 

You are entitled to: 
• 26 consecutive weeks maternity leave to include 2 weeks before the expected date of birth and at least 4 weeks after the birth 
• 16 weeks of additional maternity leave to be taken immediately following rthe 26 week period (optional) 
• Social welfare payment, if applicable during the 26 week maternity leave