Protect women's maternity rights in the UK if we leave the EU.
Why is this important?
Maternity rights protect every woman in the UK. They make sure we aren’t passed over for promotion due to being on maternity leave or that we can come back to the same (or similar) job after time away.
Here are the main maternity rights under threat, let's make sure they're protected as we leave the EU:
Maternity leave of up to a year
Maternity pay for 39 weeks
Reasonable paid time off for ante-natal appointments (and the ability for partners to now accompany you)
Contractual rights should continue during maternity leave, including accrual of holidays and pension contributions
The right to return to the same job if taken up to 26 weeks’ leave and right to return to a similar position if over 26 weeks
Protection from dismissal and detriment due to pregnancy/maternity leave