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Old Nov 9th, 2007, 05:12 AM   1
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Pregnancy, Maternity Leave & Work - Your Rights (UK)

I found this when researching laws & rights within the work place for maternity leave. Thought this would help others.

What time off work am I entitled to in relation to maternity?
I am expecting a child. What are my employment rights?
What is Ordinary Maternity Leave?
When can I take maternity leave?
What is Additional Maternity Leave (AML)?
Do I have to take maternity leave, even if I don稚 want to?
What notice do I need to give if I want to take maternity leave?
Once I知 on maternity leave, do I have to let my employer know that I知 returning to work?
Will I have the same job when I return from maternity leave?
Can I work flexible hours when I return from maternity leave?
Am I entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)?
How much can I expect in Statutory Maternity Pay?
My employer says I知 not eligible for maternity pay as I知 a worker rather than an employee. Is this right?
I知 not entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay. Are there any other benefits I知 entitled to instead?
I致e been sacked because I知 pregnant. What can I do?
What happens if I am sick during pregnancy, maternity leave, or when I was supposed to return to work?
Can I take time off work to attend antenatal classes?
I want to carry on breastfeeding my baby for as long as possible. What rights do I have which will help me to do this?
What happens to my Statutory Maternity Pay if my job ends?
Do I have to repay my maternity pay if I don't go back to work?
I work part-time. Are my maternity rights different from full-time workers?
If I go for a job interview, do I have to tell them that I'm pregnant?
My maternity leave is about to finish and I am pregnant again. What are my rights?
My contract of employment does not make clear my entitlement to maternity leave and maternity pay. What should I do?
I've got two part time jobs. Do I get maternity pay for both?
I am already on maternity leave. Am I allowed to change the date that I will return to work?
I've heard that maternity leave rules are changing. Is that right?
Can I do any work for my employer while on maternity leave?


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Old Aug 30th, 2008, 04:28 AM   2
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Ive just worked out i should be entitled to matertinty pay but what if my work contract runs out whilst i am on mat leave. Does this change anything??

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Old Sep 2nd, 2008, 02:39 AM   3
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Very useful info - thanks Stircrazy.Thankyou. Why haven't I noticed this until today though, when you did it in November 2007?!!!!Wierd!!

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Old Sep 16th, 2008, 14:32 PM   4
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Great info T4P

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Old Apr 7th, 2009, 04:59 AM   5
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Does anyone know my rights if I am on a probabtion period for my job? I am within the timescale to quality for maternity leave though.

Old Apr 19th, 2009, 17:08 PM   6
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my sister is 5 months pregnant and shes been told shes not been there quite 2 years so she wont be entitled to any maternity leave pay its shocking theyve treat her like crap since she told them she was pregnant even threatening her with disiplinary meetings if she didnt go in when she was called up on her day off!!

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Old Apr 19th, 2009, 17:11 PM   7
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thanks for this but do u know anything about what i have to do if i decide not to return to work?

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Old Apr 20th, 2009, 19:09 PM   8
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do you know any information for redundancy? My work went bust and closed in January but I still get smp, them when that's meant to finish in sept I get redundancy, can I work now or will I have to wait?

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Old Apr 29th, 2009, 09:16 AM   9
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I would imagine you can't have SMP and go to work somewhere else.

Normally if you wanted to go back to work earlier you would have to agree this with your employer.

I would call whoever the administrators are, they should be able to tell you where you stand regarding getting another job/your redundancy pay.

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Old Nov 18th, 2009, 05:40 AM   10
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Ok - I've been working in my current post for 5 months, and I'm employed on a 12 months contract basis. I work for a very small company (I am employee 3) and am concerned that if I (hopefully) become pregnant in the next month or so, my contract won't get renewed in June. If, in June, they choose not to renew my contract - will I be entitled to SMP? The main reason for this being that as a business, I'm not sure they would be able to afford to keep me on maternity and pay another employee simultaneously.

Am totally confused about all of this!!! My husband and I desperately want a baby - every year we find another excuse to delay it by another year - earlier this year it was due to redundancy.

If any of you can help that would be great. The links provided by Stir Crazy have helped re-assure me and I think we should just go for it and see what happens but would like to be clear as to what my rights are.

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