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Part 6: Maternity leave

5.6.1 Purpose

This Part sets out a member's entitlement to maternity leave. The leave recognises the physical aspects of the later stages of pregnancy, childbirth and recovery after childbirth. It also provides time for initial care of the child.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.

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Further info

  • Defence Health Manual Volume 2 Part 9 Chapter 3, Management of pregnant Defence members
    (This document is available on the Defence intranet or through Defence Health.)
  • Tax alert, item 59


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