Employers should be aware of maternity leave and what their employees are entitled to when they are pregnant and what obligations employees have towards the employer.
What is an employee entitled to with regards to maternity leave?
An employee is entitled to four consecutive months’ maternity leave and should inform the employer in writing at least four weeks before the commencement of the maternity leave, of:
- the date on which the maternity leave will commence; and
- the date when the employee will return to work.