Maternity leave and pay rules – and what you’re entitled to
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Maternity leave and pay rules – and what you’re entitled to

Erin Dean Health journalist

A guide to the complex rules relating to pay and time off for pregnant staff and their partners

Employers must give all pregnant employees reasonable paid time off to attend antenatal care appointments made on the advice of a doctor, midwife or health visitor, says the government. This includes parenting and relaxation classes.

Nursing Standard. 37, 5, 23-24. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.5.23.s13

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