Parental leave documents
Maternity leave acknowledgement letter template
This letter is for use by an employer to acknowledge the employees intention to commence Maternity Leave, what they entitlement is, and whether they are eligible or not for Maternity Pay.
If they are entitled to maternity pay, you can choose wording for enhanced or statutory pay.
Maternity leave acknowledgement
Dear [Recipient first name],
Acknowledgement of Maternity Leave
Congratulations and thank you for telling me about your pregnancy and the date that your baby is due. I am writing to you about your maternity leave and pay.
As we have discussed, you are eligible to take up to 52 weeks maternity leave (consisting of 26 weeks Ordinary Maternity Leave and 26 weeks Additional Maternity Leave). Given your chosen start date of [insert date], your maternity leave will end on [insert date].
If you want to change the date your leave starts you must, if at all possible, tell me at least 28 days before your proposed new start date or 28 days before [insert date leave starts] (your original start date), whichever is sooner.
If you decide to return to work before [insert date leave ends], you must give me at least 8 weeks notice.
[(If entitled to maternity pay use the following paragraph. Delete this line in either case.)]
As we also discussed, you are eligible for 39 weeks Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP).
[(For Statutory Maternity Pay employers only. Delete this line in either case.)
The full Maternity leave acknowledgement letter template will be displayed above once you purchase either this document individually, or as part of the following pack:
31 March 2021
If you have purchased the document, or if it is FREE, simply copy/email/download and replace any highlighted wording contained in "[ ]", with your details.