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Returning mum faces office relocation: Ask the expert<br />

Returning mum faces office relocation: Ask the expert

I am currently on maternity leave which is due to end the second week of September, and I did inform my employer that I would be taking additional maternity leave until January 2011. Although since I have been on maternity leave the company have been sold and the office I worked in has been relocated to an area out of my remit with a young baby! My company has made me aware that the office has relocated and sent a letter to me informing me that the consultation of an office move was taking place. I have since decided to return to work earlier than planned and, will be informing my employer that I will be looking to come back to work in October 2010... although the new office location is not accesible for me.Where do I stand? Should I be in receipt of redundancy from my employer due to the relocation (I have been employed for four years and two months approx).

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Can I claim SMP and redundancy pay? Ask the expert

Can I claim SMP and redundancy pay? Ask the expert

I am due to start my maternity leave next week (on my due date) and have just received a letter from my current employer stating that my current role is being made redundant. The only role they can offer me is more hours and in a different location - which is not what I want. Please can you advise what redundancy rights/package I would be entitled to (I have worked 4.5 years with them - so am assuming i get four weeks stat redundancy pay). However, am I entitled to this aswell as my full SMP for 9months? If I take the redundancy package and SMP, am I then restricted to when I start applying for another job?)

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Pregnant and facing redundancy - will I get SMP? Ask the expert<br />

Pregnant and facing redundancy - will I get SMP? Ask the expert

Hello I have been working for my employer for six months. I am six weeks pregnant, my company is considering making redundancies. I would like to know please, whether I will qualify for statuory maternity pay if I am made redundant. Thank you.

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Claiming redundancy from an insolvent company: Ask the expert

Claiming redundancy from an insolvent company: Ask the expert

I worked for a company from Feb 2005-Oct 2009 for 18 and a half hours a week to qualify for family tax credit, with 10 days holiday a year and I never got paid for bank holidays. My working days were Tuesday 5 and a half hours, Weds and Thurs, full days at 7 hours each. The company officially went bust in March 2010 and the two other staff members also long term, are claiming redundancy. I am in the process of re-sending paperwork to claim from the insolvency for unpaid salary that I am still owed over the whole period due to miss calculations from my employer. Am I also able to claim back holiday money as I now find that legally I should have been entitled to more days off plus the bank hols although part-time? I started on £6.00 salary that went up to £7.00 a year later then to £8.00 in July 2009. I would really appreciate it if you could advice me as to what I should do next with regards my entitlements. Many thanks.

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Being made redundant whilst on maternity leave: Ask the expert

Being made redundant whilst on maternity leave: Ask the expert

I am on maternity leave and am about to be made redundant (it is definite as the company will be closing). I was due to return to work at the start of my 17th week, but as this coincides with when the redundancies will be officially announced, I am able to withdraw my offer to return and receive the full 39 weeks of statutory maternity pay (SMP). In the redundancy proposal letter it states 'The notice period will be calculated as the period from 13th July to 31st July plus your statutory minimum notice period'. After contacting my boss about whether I would receive SMP, he emailed me saying 'If you were to choose to carry on with maternity leave and you were to be made redundant you would get maternity pay up to 31 July, the date on which you would be made redundant. At this point you would have used 19 weeks of maternity leave. Therefore, on redundancy, you would be entitled to your statutory notice period of two weeks normal salary, plus a lump sum of SMP equal to (39 weeks less 19 weeks = 20 weeks x £124.85 = £2,497), plus the redundancy pay of 10 weeks times normal salary, plus whatever you choose to do on the options.If you chose this route you would lose out on full salary for the period from 12 July to 31 July as you would be getting SMP instead'.
 
Is this correct? I thought that as 13-31 July was a notice period, I would be payed for that in addition to the statutory two weeks. However, I know nothing about redundancy and so need help. They want my decision in two days' time. Thanks.

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