Please can you tell me if I would be entitled to maternity pay for my second job? I work for the same employer for my first (full time) and 2nd (part time) job.
Firstly you should have a look at your contracts of employment to see if she may have a contractual right to maternity pay over and above Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). If the contracts or handbook do not provide any additional rights to SMP for each of the jobs you do. According to HMRC guidelines you will be entitled to SMP if:
If you only qualify for SMP for your full-time job, then the time you take off from each of your jobs should be the same (worked out on a pro-rata basis for your part-time job). If you qualify for SMP for both jobs then you may choose to take different amounts of time off for each job.
Laura Livingstone is an employment lawyer for Davenport Lyons in London.
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