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Holiday before Maternity Leave

Hello! I have holidays to take before my maternity leave and I am not sure in my case how is my right to book them. 

I am working Mon-Friday, always Saturday and Sunday OFF. 
My due date is Saturday 30th of September, automatically my Maternity Leave will start on Saturday . 

Normally when I go on holiday I would have to book Mon to Fri 5 days of Holiday and Sat and Sun OFF.

My question is, if my maternity leave starts on Saturday, I still have to book Holiday Mon to Friday?
OR … Mon, Tue, Wed Holiday and Thursday and Friday my Days OFF because from Saturday my maternity leave starts. 

With the second option I will gain 2 days of holiday which I will carry them over for next year which will help me a lot. 

Before speaking with my employer I want your opinions. 

Also, I know that if I give birth earlier or later all this will change. 


  • TELLIT01
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    The only opinion that matters is your employer's.  I don't see how your maternity leave starting on a Saturday comes into it.  Maternity leave and Annual leave are two totally different things.
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