Read the Maternity Policy to make sure it meets your needs. Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.
Just having a Maternity Policy doesn’t mean you’ve complied with your legal obligations. Make sure to only make commitments in the Policy that you can realistically meet. Make a plan to implement the Maternity Policy.
Make the Maternity Policy available to employees by, for example, including it in induction packs, providing it in hard copy, sending it out by email, putting it on notice boards or an intranet site, or other easily accessible company computer systems.
The Maternity Policy is not a contract and does not need to be signed or agreed to by the employee. You can ask employees to sign an acknowledgement to show that they received it, but it’s not legally required.
Keep a copy of the Maternity Policy for your records. A copy of the Maternity Policy will also be stored automatically in your Rocket Lawyer account ‘Dashboard’.
Keep a record of any changes to the Maternity Policy. Whenever the Policy is amended, keep a copy of each version of it that has been in force, a record of when it was introduced and how and when each version was made available to employees.