Maternity Leave is an area of Law which is often misunderstood. When it comes to Maternity Leave there are rights and obligations for both the employer and the employee. We have found, in a number of cases which we have been involved in, that both employers and employees sometimes do not fully understand the effect of this legislation. This GUIDE TO MATERNITY LEAVE is intended to give a short overview of the law and practice in this important area.
While there are rights for employees there are also obligations. Equally where there are obligations for employers there are also rights.
It is important that both employers and employees understand the legislation and how it applies in practice.