A period of absence from work granted to a mother before and after the birth of her child: Elizabeth is now on maternity leave
More example sentences
- The union is also seeking full salaries and benefits for female pilots who go on maternity leave, regardless of the length of their breaks.
- She returned to the track last season after a two-year maternity leave.
- The 34-year-old is currently on maternity leave after having a baby.
Definition of maternity leave in:
- The British & World English dictionary