• Ensure that all managerssenior staff understand the statutory entitlement to maternity leave and pay and are familiar with the organisation’scare service’s policy and procedure on maternity leave and pay.

  • Ensure that all managers understand how they should handle a request for maternity leave.

  • Make sure that employees are aware of the eligibility and notification requirements for maternity leave.

  • Ensure that staff are aware that all employees are entitled to take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave, even though SMP only runs for 39 weeks.

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