Maternity And Paternity Leave Quiz

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Maternity Quizzes & Trivia

Try our quick quiz to see how much you know about the practicalities of maternity and paternity leave. There are 10 questions. Answers and explanations are at the end.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the maximum period of maternity leave an employee is entitled to take?
    • A. 

      26 weeks' ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks' additional maternity leave.

    • B. 

      20 weeks' ordinary maternity leave and 19 weeks' additional maternity leave.

    • C. 

      26 weeks' ordinary maternity leave and 19 weeks' additional maternity leave.

  • 2. 
    By what means can maternity leave be extended?
    • A. 

      By agreement, or by taking parental leave, annual leave or sick leave.

    • B. 

      It cannot be extended.

    • C. 

      By taking annual leave.

  • 3. 
    How many weeks' notice must an employee give of an early return from maternity leave?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      8

  • 4. 
    How many ‘keeping in touch days' is an employee entitled to work without bringing their maternity leave to an end?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      6

  • 5. 
    How many weeks has statutory maternity pay been extended to?
    • A. 

      30

    • B. 

      39

    • C. 

      24

  • 6. 
    Maternity leave is compulsory for how many weeks?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2 (4 for factory workers)

  • 7. 
    At what point is a pregnant employee required to inform her employer of her pregnancy?No later than the 12th week before the ‘expected week of confinement'.
    • A. 

      No later than the 12th week before the ‘expected week of confinement'.

    • B. 

      No later than the 15th week before the ‘expected week of confinement'. No later than the 10th week before the ‘expected week of confinement'.

    • C. 

      No later than the 10th week before the ‘expected week of confinement'.

  • 8. 
    Does holiday accrue during additional maternity leave?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    What is the maximum number of weeks a person can receive statutory paternity pay?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      1

  • 10. 
    Within what period must statutory paternity leave be taken?
    • A. 

      Within 42 days (six weeks) of the birth of the baby, expected date of birth, or placement of adopted child.

    • B. 

      Within 56 days (eight weeks) of the birth of the baby, expected date of birth, or placement of adopted child.