Advice on holiday entitlement during maternity leave
I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some advice please.
My holidays run from January to January and my maternity leave started at the end of January. My 9 months paid maternity leave finishes at the end of october.
However, it looks like im not going to be able to return to work and i was wondering if i hand my notice in for the end of october, would i lose holidays for November and Decemeber and only get paid for the holidays i have accrued from January to the end of October?
I was thinking if I go into my extended maternity leave (without pay) and hand my notice in after xmas, will i get a full years holiday entitlement?
If anyone has been in this situation or can give me any advice that would be great.
i'm not 100% certain on this but I believe that your holidays accrue for the whole of your maternity leave, whether receiving SMP or unpaid. so I would imagine that if you continue your maternity leave unpaid until the end of the year, then you should get a full years worth of annual leave
just had a look on the net for you & found this..
An employee continues to accrue both their full statutory annual leave entitlement of 5.6 weeks and any additional contractual entitlement throughout both ordinary maternity leave (OML) and additional maternity leave (AML).
We accrue holiday throughout any period of maternity leave in my company though i am not sure if it is the same everywhere. Do you work for a large company? We have a seperate HR department which can make it easier to ask some of these questions.
I was not able to take my holidays before my maternity leave as my little girl came nearly 4 weeks early and the day before I was due to take my maternity leave so had to go straight onto maternity pay. X
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