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Do I have to attend court when on maternity leave?
Unless a Doctor certifies that you are not fit enough to attend you must attend. If you are required to attend when you are on police paid maternity leave, your police paid maternity leave will be extended by the period that you were required to attend, but this will not extend your 26 weeks SMP period.

If you are in receipt of Statutory Maternity Pay, you will lose the SMP for the whole of any week and your statutory maternity leave period will not be extended. You will be paid for the days that you are required to attend court whilst on maternity leave.
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