Where can I get more help about my rights at work if I am pregnant, on maternity leave or have just gone back to work after having a baby?

Your maternity rights are set out in your employment contract and in employment legislation. Some contracts provide for normal pay during maternity leave. More likely, your entitlement will be based on your statutory rights – that is, the basic rights that the law gives you.

You should clarify your entitlements with your employer, preferably in writing, before you go on maternity leave.

See our Maternity Leave section for more information about your rights. 

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.