KIT (Keeping in Touch) Days

KIT days were introduced in April 2007 and provide an opportunity for a woman during maternity leave to attend work for training or other purposes for up to 10 days without losing any maternity pay. Attendance at work for a KIT day is voluntary by agreement between an employer and employee. An employee will not lose any Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) for attending on a KIT day and the payment of any contractual monies in addition to SMP for the KIT day is subject to agreement between employer and employee.

Further information on KIT days and maternity rights is available on the following links


Pregnancy and maternity rights in the workplace


Maternity leave and pay

Telephone Enquiry Point

The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.

The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.

While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.

028 9032 1442

Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Contact Us

Please note that we cannot deal with employment-related enquiries by e-mail. To receive information or advice about an employment-related issue, please telephone our Helpline on Belfast 90 321442 where an officer will speak with you directly about your query. Please note that the Agency can arrange the services of an interpreter if required.

If you have an employment relations issue in Great Britain please contact the ACAS Helpline on 0300 123 1100 .

For all non-employment related queries or questions please fill in the box below.