Maternity Leave | FAQ's
Maternity Leave FAQ's
You should liaise directly with your line manager for permission in writing to take annual leave immediately following maternity leave. The agreed arrangement should be forwarded to the HR Department.
Note: Entitlement to annual leave accrues during maternity leave.
The period of maternity leave is considered continuous with the period of employment preceding it. However, pension service does not accrue during unpaid maternity leave.
Maternity leave does not affect a staff member's incremental date.
The probation will be suspended for the period of paid maternity leave and the unpaid additional maternity leave.
Public holidays occurring during maternity leave will be offered as an extra day's leave.
If the contract of employment ends whilst an employee is on maternity leave, the maternity leave also ends. However, State Maternity Benefit usually continues for the remainder of the twenty-six weeks of maternity leave.