My contract of employment does not make clear my entitlement to maternity leave and maternity pay. What should I do?

The law does not require employers to include details in your contract of statutory entitlement to different types of parental leave and pay, including maternity leave. Often, however, there will be a separate document provided. Maternity regulations are complex and can be difficult to understand. There are several sources of information:

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