Do women have a statutory entitlement to sixteen weeks’ additional maternity leave immediately following ordinary maternity leave in the private and public sectors?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 3 August 2010
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Yes. An employee is entitled to the period of 16 weeks’ additional maternity leave following the period of 26 weeks’ ordinary maternity leave, provided that she notifies her employer of her intention to take such leave, either at the time of the initial notification or at least four weeks before the date upon which she would have returned to work. Back to Q&A's This article is correct at 02/09/2015
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