Downloadable and customisable documents relating to maternity leave and pay. For more information see the employment law pages.
Use this template letter to ask an employee if they intend to take additional maternity leave. The letter outlines the notice required from the employee and asks her to confirm her plans as soon as possible.
Use this template letter to respond to an employee who has notified of her intention to take additional maternity leave, confirming the return to work date and the notice required for the employee to return to work following this period.
This letter can be used following a discussion with the employee to confirm they are being placed on health and safety leave under the Maternity Protection Act, 1994.
Following a period of health and safety leave under the Maternity Protection Act, 1994, this letter can be used to confirm the employee's return to work and detail whether adjustments have been made.
The maternity leave policy includes information on length of leave, maternity pay, time off for ante-natal classes and care, and returning to work.
This policy covers arrangements to cover an employee's duties and responsibilities during her maternity leave, including handover before the maternity leave and return to work after.
This policy covers varying an employee's hours on their return to work after maternity leave. It discusses how to submit a request and the impact of this request being agreed or declined.
This policy describes the pre-maternity interview, whose purpose is to plan the practicalities of the maternity leave, including cover and return to work.
This letter explains to an employee whose baby has arrived prematurely, and before maternity leave has begun, that her leave will be extended. It sets out the length of the extension and the new return to work date.
This letter can be used to ask an employee whether they will be breastfeeding on their return to work after maternity leave so that the appropriate arrangements can be made, which may be either an extension to rest breaks or a reduction to working hours.
This letter is for use when an employee has made a request to postpone her maternity leave because her child has been hospitalised, and the organisation is happy to agree to the request.
This letter is for use when an employee has made a request to postpone her maternity leave because her child has been hospitalised, but the organisation is unable to agree to the request. The reason for the refusal should be included in the letter.
This letter may be used to respond to an employee's request for terminating her additional maternity leave due to her sickness, when the employer is able to authorise the request.
This letter may be used to respond to an employee's request for terminating her additional maternity leave due to her sickness, when the employer is not able to authorise the request.