The changes to be made to the Act following the recent challenge by the EOC have been postponed by the government so that further consideration is given to them. The main practical issue that remains to be clarified by the Government is whether it will continue to be legal for employers to distinguish between Ordinary Maternity Leave (OML) and Additional Maternity Leave (AML), regarding the range of contractual benefits which employees continue to enjoy whilst on leave, such as accruing contractual holiday entitlement. Currently it is legal under the SDA to offer lesser and fewer benefits during AML than during OML, but the EOC has challenged that position.