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maternity leave

noun [U]
 
 
HR the period when a woman can legally be absent from work in the weeks before and after she has a baby: The changes will affect any women on maternity leave or taking a career break while they raise children. →  Compare parental leave , paternity leave
→  See also statutory maternity leave
Translations of “maternity leave”
in Chinese (Traditional) 產假…
in Russian предоставляемый матери отпуск по уходу за ребенком, декретный отпуск…
in Turkish doğum izni…
in Chinese (Simplified) 产假…
in Polish urlop macierzyński…
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