Updated to 10 May 2019 (Act No. 10 of 2019 and S.I. No. 204 of 2019)

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
Whole Act 30 January 1995 Maternity Protection Act, 1994 (Commencement) Order, 1995 (S.I. No. 16 of 1995), art. 2

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
Appl. S.I. No. 84 of 2000, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 184 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 185 of 2001, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 157 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 158 of 2002, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 353 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 354 of 2003, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 59 of 2004, art. (3) & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S.I. No. 60 of 2004, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 8
  S. I. No. 523 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S. I. No. 524 of 2005, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S.I. No. 72 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S.I. No. 73 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S.I. No. 458 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S.I. No. 459 of 2006, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S.I. No. 310 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
  S.I. No. 311 of 2007, art. 3 & schedule, pt. IV, par. 7
Constr. of refs. am. S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4 (2), sch.
  S. I. No. 2 of 2005, reg. 5 (6)
Saver for. 21/1998, ss. 1 (2), 17 (1)
  5/2000, ss. 1 (2), 19 (2), sch., pt. 2, par. 10
Trans. of cert. functns. under S.I. No. 418 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3 & sch. 1
  S.I. No. 139 of 2011, arts. 1(2), 3(1) & sch. (col. cit.)
  42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 4, 58, 59 (1) (2) (3), sch. 3
  S. I. No. 297 of 1997, art. 4 (1) (a), sch.
S. 2 amended 38/2017, s. 16(a)
  11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(a)
S. 2(1) refs. constr. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 66(2), (3)
S. 2(1) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(a)(i)
S. 2(1A) ins. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(a)(ii)
S. 2(2)(b) am. 11/2013, ss. 1(2), 72(1), sch. 6, item 18
Pt. II (ss. 7-16) provisions specified for the purposes of 16/2015, s. 1(2), 41(2), sch. 5 pt. 3 item 1
S. 8, s. 28/2004, ss. 2, 27 (3)
S. 8 appl. 26/2005, ss. 47 (1) (b), 364 (1)
S. 8(1) am. S.I. No. 29 of 2001, arts. 2, 4
S. 8(1)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 8(a), art 2(4)
S. 8(1)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 4(a), art. 2(1)
S. 8(1)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 8(b), art 2(4)
S. 8(1)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 4(b), art. 2(1)
S. 8(1A), (1B) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(b)
S. 8A inserted 38/2017, s. 16(c)
S. 10(1) am. 28/2004, ss. 3, 27(3)
S. 11(1) constr. refs. "registered medical practitioner" 25/2007, ss. 1(3), 108(1)
S. 13(2) am. S.I. No. 29 of 2001, arts. 2, 5
S. 13(2) substit. 28/2004, ss. 4, 27(3)
S. 13(2)(a) amended 38/2017, s. 16(d)(i)
  S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 9(a), 2(4)
S. 13(2)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 5(a), 2(1)
S. 13(2)(b) amended 38/2017, s. 16(d)(ii)
  S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 5(b), 2(1)
S. 13(2)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 9(b), 2(4)
S. 13A inserted 38/2017, s. 16(e)
S. 14(1) amended 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(b)(i)
  S.I. No. 29 of 2001, arts. 2, 6
S. 14(1) substit. 28/2004, ss. 5(a), 27(3)
S. 14(1)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 10(a), 2(4)
S. 14(1)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 6(a), 2(1)
S. 14(1)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 10(b), 2(4)
S. 14(1)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 6(b), art. 2(1)
S. 14(3) am. 28/2004, ss. 5(b), 27(3)
S. 14(4) substituted 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(b)(ii)
S. 14(6) subsec. substit. 28/2004, ss. 5(c), 27(3)
S. 14(7) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(f)
S. 14A new s. 28/2004, ss. 6, 27(3)
S. 14A(5) inserted 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(c)
S. 14B applied S.I. No. 142 of 2007, arts. 2, 30
S. 14B new s. 28/2004, ss. 7, 27(3)
S. 14B max. period of postponement of leave prescribed S. I. No. 655 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 3
S. 14B evidence to be furnished for the purposes of S. I. No. 655 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 4
S. 15 entitlement prescribed S.I. No. 18 of 1995, regs. 1, 3, 4
S. 15A new s. 28/2004, ss. 8, 27 (3)
S. 15A entitlements prescribed S.I. No. 653 of 2004
S. 15B new s. 28/2004, ss. 9, 27 (3)
S. 15B entitlements prescribed S.I. No. 654 of 2004
S. 16 applic. ext. 26/2005, ss. 47 (4) (b) (5) (c), 364 (1)
S. 16 am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(b)
S. 16(1) amended 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(d)(i)
  S.I. No. 29 of 2001, arts. 2, 7(a)
S. 16(1) subsec. substit. 28/2004, ss. 10 (a), 27 (3)
S. 16(1) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 11(a), 2(4)
S. 16(1) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 7(a), 2(1)
S. 16(1A) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(g)
S. 16(2)(a) amended 38/2017, s. 16(h)
S. 16(3) amended 38/2017, s. 16(i)(i)
  11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(d)(ii)
S. 16(3) substit. 28/2004, ss. 10(b), 27(3)
S. 16(3)(aa) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(i)(ii)
S. 16(4) amended 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(d)(iii)
  S.I. No. 29 of 2001, arts. 2, 7(b)
S. 16(4) substit. 28/2004, ss. 10(b), 27(3)
S. 16(4)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, arts. 11(b)(i), 2(4)
S. 16(4)(a) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 7(b)(i), art. 2(1)
S. 16(4)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 7(b)(ii), art. 2(1)
S. 16(4)(b) am. S.I. No. 51 of 2006, art. 11(b)(ii),art 2(4)
S. 16(5) am. 28/2004, ss. 10 (c), 27 (3)
S. 16(6) amended 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(d)(iv)
S. 16(8) amended 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(d)(v)
S. 16(10) amended 38/2017, s. 16(j)(i)
S. 16(10) inserted 11/2016, ss. 1(2), 34(d)(vi)
S. 16(10)(c)(i) amended 38/2017, s. 16(j)(iii)
S. 16(10)(c)(ia) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(j)(iv)
S. 16(10)(aa) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(j)(ii)
S. 16(11) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(k)
S. 16A new s. 28/2004, ss. 11, 27 (3)
S. 16A am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(c)
S. 16A(1)(a) amended 38/2017, s. 16(l)
S. 16B am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(d)
S. 16B applied S.I. No. 142 of 2007, arts. 2, 30
S. 16B new s. 28/2004, ss. 12, 27 (3)
S. 16B max. period of postponement of leave prescribed S. I. No. 655 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 3
S. 16B evidence to be furnished for the purposes of S. I. No. 655 of 2004, regs. 1(2), 4
Pt. III (ss. 17-20) provisions specified for the purposes of 16/2015, s. 1(2), 41(2), sch. 5 pt. 3 item 1
S. 16B(1)(a) amended 38/2017, s. 16(m)(i)
S. 16B(1)(bb) inserted 38/2017, s. 16(m)(ii)
S. 16B(3)(c)(i) amended 38/2017, s. 16(n)
S. 18 provision specified for the purposes of 16/2015, s. 1(2), 28(17), sch. 4
S. 18 appl. 26/2005, ss. 52 (2) (b), 54, 364 (1)
S. 18(2) certificate prescribed S.I. No. 19 of 1995, regs. 1, 2, schedule
S. 18(4) day where person paid for health and safety leave not treated as a day of incapacity S.I. No. 142 of 2007, arts. 2, 21(b)
Pt. IV (ss. 21-29) provisions specified for the purposes of 16/2015, s. 1(2), 41(2), sch. 5 pt. 3 item 1
S. 18(4) rate of remuneration prescribed S.I. No. 20 of 1995, regs. 1, 3, 4
S. 21 am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(e)
S. 21(3) subsec. ins. 28/2004, ss. 13, 27 (3)
S. 22(1) am. 28/2004, ss. 14 (a), 27 (3)
S. 22(2) subsec. substit. 28/2004, ss. 14 (b), 27 (3) (b)
S. 22(2A) subsec. ins. 28/2004, ss. 14 (b), 27 (3) (b)
S. 23(bb) (bbb) pars. ins. 28/2004, ss. 15 (a), 27 (3)
S. 23(dd) (ddd) pars. ins. 28/2004, ss. 15 (b), 27 (3)
S. 23(e) par. substit. 28/2004, ss. 15 (c), 27 (3)
S. 24 am. 28/2004, ss. 16 (a) (b), 27 (3)
S. 25(1) am. 28/2004, ss. 17 (a) (b), 27 (3)
S. 26(1)(a) (c) am. 28/2004, ss. 18 (a) (b), 27 (3)
S. 26(2) (3) am. 28/2004, ss. 18 (c) (d), 27 (3)
S. 27(2) (b), par. substit. 28/2004, ss. 19, 27 (3)
S. 28(1) am. 28/2004, ss. 20 (a), 27 (3)
S. 28(1A) (1B), subsecs. ins. 28/2004, ss. 20 (b), 27 (3)
S. 28(2)(a) par. substit. 28/2004, ss. 20 (c), 27 (3)
S. 28(3)(a) par. substit. 28/2004, ss. 20 (d), 27 (3)
S. 30(1) substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 6
S. 30(4) rep. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2 pt. 1 item 7
S. 31 rep. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2 pt. 1 item 7
S. 31(1) procedure for referral of disputes to rights commissioner prescribed S.I. No. 17 of 1995, regs. 1, 3
S. 31(1)(a) par. substit. 28/2004, ss. 21, 27 (3)
S. 31(1)(a)(iii) am. 9/2015, ss. 1(5), 176(f)
S. 32 substit. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 6
S. 32(1) relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, s. 1(2), 41(5)(b)(ii), sch. 6 pt. 1 item 6
S. 32(2) relevant redress provision specified 16/2015, s. 1(2), 44(1)(b)(i), sch. 6 pt. 2 item 6
S. 32(3) method of calculation prescribed S.I. No. 134 of 1999, regs. 1, 3-10
S. 33 rep. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2 pt. 1 item 7
S. 33(2) procedure for appeal of decisions of rights commissioner prescribed S.I. No. 17 of 1995, regs. 1, 3
S. 33A new s. 28/2004, ss. 22, 27 (3)
S. 33A(1) am. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 52(1), (3), sch. 7 pt. 1 item 6
Ss. 34-37 rep. 16/2015, ss. 1(2), 8(1), (2), (7), sch. 2 pt. 1 item 7
S. 40(1) am. 28/2004, ss. 25, 27 (3)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 8(2) Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 51 of 2006)
  Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 29 of 2001)
S. 14(6) Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 51 of 2006)
  Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 29 of 2001)
S. 14B Maternity Protection (Postponement of Leave) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 655 of 2004)
S. 15 Maternity Protection (Time off for Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 18 of 1995)
S. 15A Maternity Protection (Time off for Ante-Natal Classes) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 653 of 2004)
S. 15B Maternity Protection (Protection of Mothers who are Breastfeeding) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 654 of 2004)
S. 16(8) Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2006 (S.I. No. 51 of 2006)
  Maternity Protection Act 1994 (Extension of Periods of Leave) Order 2001 (S.I. No. 29 of 2001)
S. 16B Maternity Protection (Postponement of Leave) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 655 of 2004)
S. 18(2) Maternity Protection (Health and Safety Leave Certification) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 19 of 1995)
S. 18(4) Maternity Protection (Health and Safety Leave Remuneration) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 20 of 1995)
S. 30(5) Maternity Protection (Maximum Compensation) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 134 of 1999)
  Maternity Protection (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 17 of 1995)
S. 31(1) Maternity Protection (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 17 of 1995)
S. 32(3) Maternity Protection (Maximum Compensation) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 134 of 1999)
S. 33(2) Maternity Protection (Disputes and Appeals) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 17 of 1995)