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MATERNITY RIGHTS Definition & Legal Meaning

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Pregnant workers’ statutory rights: (1) pre-delivery antenatal examinations as paid time-off, (2) typically 14 weeks of material leave, (3) employment contract preservation during maternity leave, (4) normal sickpay rate payment during maternity leave, and (5) no pregnancy-related cause for dismissal.


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