The maternity leave and maternity pay scheme outlined below will apply to all staff at Aston University whose terms and conditions of service have been harmonised.
This scheme has been developed in line with The Maternity and Parental Leave Act. and the Paternity and Adoption Leave (Amendment) Regulations 2006. Under these Regulations if you are pregnant, you are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave, or as much of that as you wish to take, regardless of your length of service.
You are required, by law, to take maternity leave for the first two weeks following the birth of your child.
You are advised to seek advice from your HR Business Partner, as soon as practicable, to ensure that you are fully informed about all aspects of maternity leave. This contact will be completely confidential.
If you are a member of the staff car parking scheme please read the section on Maternity Leave and get in touch with the Security Administrator at least 2 weeks before your maternity leave commences.