Maternity rights at work

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Maternity rights at work

Staggered hours Part-time working To request flexible working, you need to have worked for your employer for at least 26 weeks including maternity leave. But remember that you only have the right to ask for flexible working - not the right to have it.

If your employer agrees, keep in mind that it typically takes around 14 weeks from your request for flexible working to implementing the new arrangement. Find out more about flexible working on GOV. You might take parental leave to: Look at new schools Spend more time with your child Spend more time with visiting family Settle children into new childcare arrangements.

The most each parent can take each year is four weeks for each child, unless your employer has agreed otherwise. Find out more about parental leave on GOV.

Maternity rights at work

UK Keeping in touch Your employer is entitled to make reasonable contact with you during your maternity leave, perhaps to tell you about: Job vacancies Changes at work, or Opportunities for promotion or job vacancies.

You can also work up to 10 days during your maternity leave without losing maternity pay or benefits, or ending your leave.

You can call Acas for help with this on Talk to your employer or human resources department. You might be able to resolve the issue informally. For further help and advice:Parental leave or family leave is an employee benefit available in almost all countries.

The term "parental leave" generally includes maternity, paternity, and adoption leave. A distinction between "maternity leave" and "parental leave" is sometimes made- maternity leave as the mother's leave time directly before and after childbirth and parental leave being the time given to care for newborns.

Maternity rights at work: employees Guidance on maternity and paternity rights for parents of babies born on or after 3 April Published 22 October From.

If you’re self-employed

By law you need to take at least 2 weeks off work after having your baby (4 weeks if you work in a factory) even if you aren’t entitled to maternity leave. You still have rights while you’re pregnant at work and you should still check what maternity pay you can get.

There are rules on when and how to claim your paid leave and if you want to change your dates. You can work out your maternity pay and leave online. You may also be eligible to get Shared Parental. When you return to work after maternity leave, it’s important to know your rights.

Here’s what you should know about your job, pay, holidays and flexible working before you go back to work. Decide whether or not to return to work, and know your rights over working part-time and paying back maternity pay.

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