If you are unsure of your rights to, during or following maternity leave or adoption leave, or you believe that you have been treated unfairly whilst you are pregnant, on maternity leave or adoption leave or on your return to work, Gotelee Solicitors’ team of specialist employment Solicitors can help you.
All pregnant employees qualify for 52 weeks “statutory maternity leave”, regardless of length of service. If you are pregnant and employed, you are entitled to:
If your child is born on or after 3 April 2011, then you will be able to elect for the father of your child to take up to 26 weeks of your maternity leave entitlement, if you want to return early.
Adoption leave is almost identical to maternity leave, in terms of the notification requirements that you have to follow, the amount of leave you can take, the effect of leave on your terms of employment and pay and your rights when you return to work. One of the adopting parents can take adoption leave. The other may be able to take paternity or parental leave.
If you need advice on your rights or if you think that you have been treated unfairly, our Employment Solicitors can let you know what your options are and how to deal with the situation. If you need to make a claim, we will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
For further advice and guidance please visit our Maternity and Adoption Leave – FAQs here
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Contact our team of employment solicitors in Ipswich, Suffolk by telephoning 01473 298126 or by email.
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