Maternity, paternity and adoption

Most pregnant employees are entitled to maternity leave and maternity pay, while new fathers are entitled to paternity leave and paternity pay.

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Managing pregnant employees FAQs

Frequently asked questions about how to manage pregnant employees in the workplace, and employee rights to maternity leave and pay

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Parental leave

Any employee with at least one year’s service is entitled to take up to 18 weeks’ unpaid leave per child for the purpose of caring for that child.

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Managing paternity leave and pay

Find out about your employee's entitlement to paternity leave, how much you should pay them and their obligations regarding their return to work.