Where can I get more help about my rights at work if I am pregnant, on maternity leave or have just gone back to work after having a baby?

Your maternity rights are set out in your employment contract and in employment legislation. Some contracts provide for normal pay during maternity leave. More likely, your entitlement will be based on your statutory rights – that is, the basic rights that the law gives you.

You should clarify your entitlements with your employer, preferably in writing, before you go on maternity leave.

See our Maternity Leave section for more information about your rights.