1.1 This maternity policy sets out the rights and responsibilities of employees who are pregnant or have recently given birth.
1.2 This policy applies to all employees, including agency workers engaged under contracts of employment who are supplied to work for the Company’s clients. This policy does not apply to agency workers who are not employed by the Company under contracts of employment. Furthermore this policy does not apply to self-employed consultants or contractors.
1.3 This policy is for guidance only and does not form part of your contract of employment. The Company may alter the terms of this policy from time to time and details of any alterations or additions will be notified to you. This policy covers the rights employees are given by law but is intended to be a summary only and not a complete statement of your rights. Please contact a Company Director if you have any queries about your entitlement.
1.4 In this policy references to the Company includes all group companies where appropriate and references to EWC are to your expected week of childbirth, meaning the week (starting on a Sunday) in which your doctor or midwife expects you to give birth.