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English definition of “maternity pay”

maternity pay

noun [U]
 
 
HR money that a woman is paid during the time she is legally allowed to be absent from work in the weeks before and after she has a baby: Women will be entitled to maternity pay for 39 weeks. → Compare paternity pay
→ See also statutory maternity pay
(Definition of maternity pay from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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