Maternity and Parental Rights


You’ll find here information on maternity leave, maternity pay and other benefits, paternity leave and pay, adoption leave and pay, parental leave and family friendly policies.

There is another page for flexible working.

The new shared parental leave and pay system applies from April 2015 along with changes to adoption leave and pay, and employees rights to time off for antenatal care. A factsheet on shared parental leave is available for CIPD members.

Looking for an older report on maternity and parental rights which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

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