I have worked for my company for 3 years and have been on maternity leave for 5 months. I have just been told that I am being made redundant and that my remaining maternity leave will be paid to me along with my redundancy pay and months notice. The company have said that as that gross amount comes to just over £6,000 I will be subject to the higher tax band. Is this correct as you don't pay tax on redundancy pay which for me is 3 weeks pay at £1,200? They have said this will work itself out, but am assuming that wouldn't be until the next tax year.
I recently changed jobs due to being made redundant. I have been with my new company since the start of May this year, so less than 26 weeks.
I recently applied for a new job with a different company as I wanted part-time work. I got the part-time position and have handed in my notice.
(currently working notice of 4 weeks). Since handing in my notice I have found out that I'm four weeks pregnant. I need some advice as to whether I will be able to claim anything? I take it I won't beable to claim SMP. Would I be better off staying with my present employer?
I have a full time job working 37 hours and a second job with them in which I only work one hour per week teaching a fitness class. They have informed me that I will get maternity pay for both jobs for up to 52 weeks. I intend to take 39 weeks off, but would like to return to job 2 asap. Is it possible to go back to job 2 & lose the maternity pay for job 2 without it affecting the maternity pay I receive for my full time job?
I am currently on maternity leave and the company I am working for is possibly going into liquidation. I am scheduled to return to work after Easter 2012. At the moment I am still due three months full pay, then SMP until February 2012 and then a month's holiday pay (carried over from this year's holiday allowance). Should the company close what is still owed to me and how will I go about putting a claim in for it? All I have been told
at the moment is that should the company go under I will have to claim the SMP directly from HMRC. Will I be owed the 3 months salary, any accrued holiday pay and any redundancy?
I have written to my employer stating I will return to work in September. Can I withdraw this date and take the rest of my due maternity leave? I have also asked to reduce my hours which they have declined without a valid reason other than 'staff restrictions'. The staff situation is the exact same as it was when I went on leave and there was never a problem before with me normally completing my required duties well within the time given so I don't see that finishing one hour earlier per day is going to cause any significant concerns. I know I can appeal this and I am considering doing so, but I don't know where to start. The main thing I need to know, though, is can I withdraw my return to work date and also if I decide not to go back where do I stand in terms of statutory maternity pay that I have received. Should this be paid back? Please help!