Manage the holiday entitlement of an employee going on maternity leave

Key points

  • Both statutory and contractual annual leave continue to accrue during maternity leave.
  • The employer should discuss with the employee whether she will take any accrued holiday prior to her maternity leave or extend her absence from work by adding annual leave to the end of her maternity leave. The parties should try to come to an arrangement that suits both the needs of the business and the needs of the employee.

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