Letter to change maternity leave start date (EE004)

Use this letter to formally notify your employer that you wish to change the start date of your maternity leave. You must give your employer at least four weeks' notice before the new start date (if you are bringing it forward) or four weeks before the original start date (if you want to push the start date back. This letter is not suitable, however, for women entitled to contractual maternity leave stipluated in a contract of employment given that the conditions attaching to it may be different to those governing State maternity leave entitlement.

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Employment - family matters

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