In England and Wales, there are several types of leave that an employee is legally entitled to (for the purposes of this blog, we are calling them “statutory”)
There are around 12 types of statutory leave
Although it is good practice, bank holidays do not have to be given as paid leave.
many employers will enhance this pay as it is widely recognised that SSP is unlikely to be sufficient for most people to live off
All pregnant employees are entitled to up to 52 weeks’ Maternity Leave, consisting of 26 weeks’ ordinary (OML) and 26 weeks’ additional (AML).
Shared Parental Leave:
Time Off for Antenatal Appointments:
If you are accompanying the pregnant woman, your entitlement to leave and pay may be limited by your employer.
Time Off for Adoption Appointments:
take paid time off for up to five appointments.
Time Off for Dependants:
Time Off for Public Duties:
There is no right to pay under this type of leave, but employers can exercise discretion to pay for this leave
Parental Bereavement Leave:
if an employee has given birth to a living child and/or was more than 26 weeks pregnant, they will also be entitled to Maternity Leave
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