Friday, February 25, 2011

How long does maternity leave last in Ireland?

If you become pregnant while you are working in Ireland, you are entitled to take maternity leave.

Your entitlement to maternity leave lasts for 26 weeks, together with 16 weeks’ additional unpaid maternity leave.

Employers are not obliged to pay women on maternity leave. You may qualify for Maternity Benefit, which is a Department of Social Protection payment based on PRSI contributions. Maternity Benefit is not payable during the 16 weeks’ additional leave.

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