Maternity Protection (Amendment) Act 2004

Amendment of section 21 of Principal Act.

13.—Section 21 of the Principal Act is amended by the addition of the following subsection:

“(3) Where—

(a) maternity leave,

(b) additional maternity leave, or

(c) leave to which a father is entitled under subsection (1) or (4) of section 16,

or part of such leave is postponed in accordance with section 14B or 16B, as may be appropriate, the time (if any) on leave before such postponement and the time on leave after such postponement shall be treated for the purposes of this Part as separate periods of protective leave.”.