- Registered medical practitioner;
- Registered midwife;
- Registered nurse.
From September 2015, employees will be entitled to take statutory maternity leave when they have given birth. The amount of leave to be taken will depend on the employee’s length of service, however, all employees will be entitled to at least 8 weeks’ leave. In additional, a pregnant employee will be entitled to take paid time off during normal working hours in order to attend ante-natal classes. This right applies from day one of employment, and applies only to mothers. If their partner wants to take time off to attend the appointment, they will have to come to an agreement with their employer on how the time will be taken. In order for this statutory right to apply, the appointment must be made on the advice of a: