Maternity Rights

Maternity Rights

To qualify for maternity rights the employee must satisfy several tests to become eligible or else they may need to apply for maternity allowance. If it is established that an employee is entitled to maternity rights it must be then established that the employee will receive the correct amount of statutory maternity pay through the maternity period as well as receiving other entitlements such as holiday accrual and the right not be dismissed, discriminated or be subject to any detriment.

There are various different maternity rights available during the period of maternity leave as well as after the maternity leave period when the employee returns to work.

We can help if you are expecting to go on maternity leave and wish to know more about your rights, or if you have any concern regarding your treatment while you are still at work or on maternity leave.

If you have a query or would like to book an appointment please get in touch with our team on 01256 320555 or email


  • paul-cowdery

    Paul Cowdery

    Litigation & Employment Director

  • Patricia Kinchington

    Legal Secretary

  • Laura Pink

    Legal Secretary