maternity leave Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"maternity leave" in British English

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maternity leavenoun [U]

uk   us  
a ​period in which a woman is ​legallyallowed to be ​absent from ​work in the ​weeks before and after she gives ​birth
(Definition of maternity leave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maternity leave" in Business English

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maternity leavenoun [U]

uk   us  
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 ​careerbreak while they ​raise children.
(Definition of maternity leave from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maternity leave”
in Chinese (Simplified) 产假…
in Turkish doğum izni…
in Russian предоставляемый матери отпуск по уходу за ребенком, декретный отпуск…
in Chinese (Traditional) 產假…
in Polish urlop macierzyński…
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