This legal advice guide will help you to understand your maternity rights at work if you are having a baby. As the laws on maternity entitlements are complex, this factsheet can only offer a simple guide to the basics. It is always worth seeking specialist legal advice about your own particular situation.

We offer additional factsheets relating to maternity, including ‘Family Leave – your rights to take time off work for family matters’, ‘Health & safety issues for pregnant women in the workplace’ and ‘Returning to work and flexible working’; please click here.

Maternity rights