What happens in the event of a still birth or miscarriage?

After 24 weeks of pregnancy, there will be no distinction between live and still births in the granting of maternity leave. If the baby is born alive at any time during the pregnancy but subsequently dies, the member of staff will be entitled to maternity leave and benefits.

In cases of miscarriage before 24 weeks of pregnancy, the sickness absence procedures will apply and there will be no entitlement to maternity leave or pay.