Maternity and Other Family Leave
Queen Mary has a number of family leave policies. The Maternity and other family leave provisions Code of Pracitce is detailed below. In addition, Queen Mary has recently introduced a set of Fertility Treatment Guidelines for staff and managers. The Shared Parental Leave Guidlines can also be found below. If you have any questions about these policies, you are advised to contact the HR Adviser for your Faculty. Contact details can be found here.
Information about pregnancy during coronavirus can be found in our Pregnancy and Coronavirus FAQs [DOC 49KB] document.
The College has a Code of Practice [PDF 95KB] which includes information for managers about a range of provisions:
- Ante-natal leave
- Adoption leave and pay
- Compassionate leave for family and other reasons
- Maternity leave and pay
- Paternity leave
- Unpaid parental leave
- Unpaid time off for dependants
Shared Parental Leave Guidelines
Please read the documents below for advice and guidance on the new Shared Parental Leave scheme which was introduced in April 2015:
Please see below all of the relevant forms should you wish to submit a request for Shared Parental Leave:
Fertility Treatment Guidelines
The University recognises the physical and emotional stresses of undergoing fertility testing and treatment and wishes to support those staff who are going through the process. The University’s new Fertility Treatment Policy is intended to assist eligible staff members in the logistical and emotional aspects of undergoing treatment. Further details can be found in the guidelines Queen Mary Fertility Treatment Guidelines [PDF 377KB]. If you have any queries regarding these guidelines, you are advised to contact the HR Adviser within your Faculty. Contact details can be found here.
Maternity and Other Family Leave Guidelines
In addition the College has produced guides for staff on the following issues:
- Employee Guide to Maternity Leave [PDF 178KB]
- Employee Guide to Adoption Leave [PDF 260KB]
- Employee Guide to Paternity Leave [PDF 114KB]
- Queen Mary Fertility Treatment Guidelines [PDF 377KB]
- Shared Parental Leave and Pay - Guide for Employees and Managers [DOC 94KB]
- Family Leave Addendum - Research Funded Positions [DOC 67KB]
- Breastfeeding/Expressing Milk Statement [DOC 41KB]
If you are pregnant, you and your manager will need, early in the pregnancy, to review together:
- the health and safety risk assessment for your work and workplace; and
- how you may be affected while you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
The College has a form to help you do this: