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UK: According to section 71-73 of ER, female employees are entitled to a period of six months' ordinary maternity leave (OML) and six months' additional maternity leave (AML). At least two weeks' leave must be taken after a child's birth (compulsory maternity leave). Usually, the earliest leave can start is 11 weeks before the expected week of childbirth. Worker must give her employer at least 8 weeks’ notice if she wants to change her return to work date. Source: §71-73 of Employment Rights Act 1996
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