Maternity leave notice and extra leave: letter to employer
Maternity Leave: notice to employer: "Letter to employer
addresses standard and additional maternity leave issues,
the expected week of birth, the right to return to work, "keeping-in-touch" days and maternity pay. Up to date
with recent changes in maternity regulations
About this document
This document is suitable for anyone expecting a child, and preferably, should be used as early as possible. It can also be used by employers who wish to ensure the time off and pay are agreed in writing to save errors of mis-communication.
As a pregnant employee, you are entitled to a maximum of 52 weeks leave. 26 weeks of this is ‘ordinary leave’, which is usually paid. You may take the additional 26 weeks if you so wish. Whether you do so depends on your personal situation. If you are sure you only want to take 26 weeks leave, choose from the documents linked right.
Formal letter suitable for any employee or any employer, no matter the business type or size
Written in plain English
Sets out the employee’s legal rights and the proposed course of action
Extensive guidance notes.
Details of the parties involved
Number of weeks the employee wishes to take
Expected week of childbirth
Details about the medical certificate which is to be enclosed
Details about returning to work
‘Keeping in touch’ days where relevant
Acknowledgement of receipt of the letter
Explanatory notes in plain English.
This document is drawn and maintained by Net Lawman. It is real law in plain English.