An employer’s guide to maternity leave

By: Hayley Orchard

As an employer, you need to make sure you deal with maternity leave in line with UK employment law and the ACAS Code of Practice.

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Our legal experts will tell you everything you need to know about maternity leave in the UK, and we speak to employers only.

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  • How does maternity leave work?
  • How many weeks is maternity leave?
  • Do men get maternity leave?
  • When do I recruit replacement staff?
  • Does maternity leave include GP appointments?

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Free ACAS-based advice to support your business

We advise employers on all aspects of maternity leave, including:

  • Health, safety and risk assessments
  • Pregnancy-related sickness
  • Attending antenatal appointments
  • Returning from maternity leave
  • Maternity leave replacement staff
  • Keeping in touch days (KIT days)
  • ACAS maternity guidelines
  • Statutory maternity pay

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To get your free expert advice on maternity leave, call Employers Direct today on 0800 144 4050