Maternity Protection Act 1994

Right to time off from work for antenatal or post-natal care.


15.(1) For the purpose of receiving ante-natal or post-natal care or both, an employee shall be entitled to time off from her work, without loss of pay, in accordance with regulations made under this section by the Minister.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations under this section may make provision in relation to all or any of the following matters—

(a) the amount of time off to which an employee shall be entitled under this section;

(b) the terms or conditions relating to such time off;

(c) the notice to be given in advance by an employee so entitled to her employer (including any circumstances in which such notice need not be given);

(d) the evidence to be furnished by an employee so entitled to her employer of any appropriate medical or related appointment.


Editorial Notes:


Power pursuant to section exercised (30.01.1995) by Maternity Protection (Time Off For Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 18 of 1995).