Maternity Protection Act 1994
Interpretation of Part II .
7.— (1) In this Part “ the minimum period of maternity leave” has the meaning assigned by section 8 .
(2) References in this Part to an employee are references to a female employee only.
(3) References in this Part to a pregnant employee include, as respects any time before the expiry of her maternity leave, an employee who was pregnant immediately before that leave began.