I am currently on maternity leave after having my premature daughter who is now three months old. She has a condition called LCHAD which is quite rare. The problem I now have is I want to leave work and look after her full time as the condition my daughter has requires constant care and her feeding is different to other babies. My work has said I HAVE to come back and work for at least six weeks, otherwise I have to pay back my maternity pay. I have checked my contract and there is no mention of this or any other maternity info ( I work for a private healthcare care home). I need some guidance on what my rights are and if I can fight my corner.
I started temping for a company in April 2008 and became a permanent member in July the same year. I became pregnant and started maternity leave in February this year. I am now looking at my options of returning to work or becoming a stay at home mother. If I was to return to this job, it would take one and a half hours travel time each way as we have since moved house and would mean I would not see my son during the week. My company wouldn't allow me flexible hours or working from home when I was pregnant, so I doubt they will allow it now. I was unhappy at work and it seemed everyone else was allowed to be flexible and received perks whilst I was ignored, so I'm not expecting miracles. They have recently requested a return to work meeting and I am not sure how to proceed as I am unsure about what to do and what I want. Do I have to go or can this be resolved by letter/email where everything is recorded? If they do refuse to be flexible, what should happen next - do I resign, will I be made redundant or will it be whoever gives in first? The company also paid me extra maternity pay and I can keep it if I return to work and have to pay it back if I don't. What would happen to this if I am to be made redundant through their choice?
I have been offered a new job in a bank and I would like to know what their maternity policy is since I already have a child and I would like another one. My current employer has a 12 weeks fully paid maternity leave policy and I would like to know what level of benefit I would have from my new employer. Is this kind of information public? My potential new employer is publicly listed. The information is not reported in the offer letter and I feel uncomfortable asking directly for obvious reasons.
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.
I am 15 weeks pregnant and work a full time job. I also have a second teaching job that is only three hours one night a week. I would like to take full maternity from my full time job (Statutory Maternity Pay) but I would also like to keep doing my three hours for one evening a week as I feel I could manage this. Would this influence my maternity pay from my full time job?