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Legal Bascis for Mothers & Fathers
The Legal Basics for Mothers and Fathers
Monday July 30, 2007
For New Mothers
Maternity leave Regardless of how long you have worked for your employer, you are entitled to 52 weeks' maternity leave while remaining an employee, and retain the right to return to work. You must notify your employer by week 25 of your pregnancy that you want to take this leave, which is normally any time from 11 weeks before the baby is due.