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Equalities Toolkit

Easy to Access, Digestible Information

This toolkit is designed to give you easy to access, digestible information regarding Maternity, Adoption and parental rights.

Maternity, Adoption and Parental Rights
A quick overview of what rights apply to you if you’re a worker, agency worker, employee or self-employed. 

Health and safety during pregnancy and on return to work
An overview of your employers Health & Safety responsibilities when you’re pregnant, and on returning to work after having a baby.

Statutory Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
This page explains the qualifying conditions for, how much and how long you will receive SMP, SPP and SAP.

Maternity Allowance
If you do not qualify for SMP you may be able to claim Maternity Allowance.

Working for more than one employer
Find out your rights to pay and leave when you’re working for more than one employer.

Statutory Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave
This page explains the qualifying conditions for and how much time you can take off for SML, SAL and SPL.

Shared Parental Leave
Find out how SPL works and if you’re eligible to take it.

The Equalities Toolkit has been developed in conjunction with Maternity Action.

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