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Response to janterry (Original post)

Thu Feb 25, 2021, 07:32 PM

3. Ministers aren't subject to normal employee rights

because they're appointed, and fired, by the prime minister (thus the need for this legislation).

In general, women have very liberal maternity leave (and father's have paternity leave as well):

Parental rights in the UK

Women are entitled to up to 52 weeks' maternity leave
They must take at least two weeks' leave after the baby is born (or four weeks if they work in a factory)
They are eligible to be paid for six weeks at 90% of their average weekly earnings and 33 weeks at 151 per week or 90% of their average weekly earnings (if lower)
Fathers can take two weeks' statutory paternity leave at up to 151 a week
Some couples are also entitled to shared parental leave of up to 50 weeks and 37 weeks of pay
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-55933388

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