Pregnancy and maternity: Manage an employee's maternity leave and pay

When to use this pregnancy and maternity flowchart

Use this pregnancy and maternity flowchart when an employee informs you that they are pregnant.

All employees, regardless of length of service, are entitled to 52 weeks' statutory maternity leave. However, to qualify for statutory maternity pay, an employee must have at least 26 weeks' continuous service ending with the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth and average weekly earnings of at least the lower earnings limit for national insurance purposes.

Key steps

Key "What if...?" events

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