There is no requirement to pay maternity leave benefits to the agency worker. However, the following should be noted:

  • Pregnant agency workers have a right to time off for ante-natal appointments
  • Health & Safety duties apply for pregnant Agency workers or new mothers. This includes provision of reasonable alternative work, if required, or payment for the duration of the assignment if no alternative exists.

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