Rights to expect when you’re expecting

Employment matters

12th July, 2015
Rights to expect when you’re expecting
Derek McKay

Maternity leave is an area of employment law that comes to our attention on an almost daily basis. The questions we hear range from “are employees entitled to be paid whilst on maternity leave?”, to “are they entitled to time off in addition to their maternity leave?”

The basic maternity leave entitlements for employees in Ireland are set out in the Maternity Protection Acts, as follows:

■ 26 weeks’ maternity leave,...

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