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Can a (pregnant) employee go on unpaid parental leave before six weeks of the expected date of birth of the child?

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Can a (pregnant) employee go on unpaid parental leave before six weeks of the expected date of birth of the child?

If an employee is unfit for any work due to a pregnancy-related illness they can take paid personal leave or unpaid special maternity leave. This period is not included in the 12 month parental leave entitlement.

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