Leave FAQs Are all female employees entitled to statutory maternity leave? Are employees on fixed-term contracts covered for the duration of maternity leave? Are there restrictions around taking maternity leave? Attendance at ante- and post-natal appointments Can an employee avail of force majeure leave in the event of death? Can an employee resign while on maternity leave? Can an employer postpone an application for parental leave? Can an employer refuse a request to take carer's leave in a number of blocks? Can carer's leave be broken up? Can carer's leave be taken for two people at once? Do employees who have left employment have a public holiday entitlement? Do employers have to facilitate the break-up of parental leave? Do holidays accrue during carer's leave? Do I have to give force majeure leave to an employee for their injured or ill same sex partner? Do part-time employees have a public holiday entitlement? Does an employee on maternity leave continue to accrue annual leave and public holiday benefits? How does the increase in carer's leave affect an individual already on carer's leave? How is annual leave calculated for part-time employees? How long does health and safety leave last? How many days paternity leave is an employee legally entitled? How much parental leave is a job sharer entitled to? Is an employee entitled to maternity leave where she miscarries? Is an employee paid while on health and safety leave? Is an employee who is absent before a public holiday entitled to a benefit? Is there a statutory right to bereavement leave? Paid maternity leave and sick pay policies? What happens if an employee is ill while on annual leave? What happens if an employee is sick while on parental leave? What if I make redundant an employee on maternity leave? What is health and safety leave and when is it granted? What is the duration of maternity leave? What notice is required for maternity leave? What service must an employee have to be entitled to statutory maternity leave? When does extended maternity leave occur? Who decides if a care recipient is a relevant person?