I'm sure this must have been answered before but I can't seem to find what I need to know.
I'm on Mat leave, and my last return date would be December. However I'm moving about a hundred miles away due to my husband's work, so I know I definitely won't be going back. I want to hand in my notice, but if I do will I lose the rest of my SMP, as I receive it through my employer?
I would just put off resigning until my SMP ran out, but I work in a tiny team of three people, including the boss, and know they would really benefit from re-recruiting sooner rather than later. Also I would have to let them know about the change of address which will tip them off that I'm not likely to return, and I'd like to treat them decently by letting them know before hand.
I work for a local authority - I'm only receiving SMP because I chose to not receive the top up payments they offer until I returned to work, as I wasn't sure I wanted to return.
Yes you will, as you will no longer be employed. I would wait until the full notice period i.e. if its a month, in November, and then resign. It wont make a blind bit of difference if you have moved 100 miles or not, they cannot force you out in any way. I appreciate that you want to do the best by them, but you will loose out.
because its not handing in notice, its letting them know you intend to do so, in any case notice period is the shortest required, you are allowed to give longer
there would be no reason for the employer to terminate employment early, in the eyes of an employer it makes more sense to know whether or not an employer is returning. the SMP is paid by the government so it can be left to run its course without any hassle to the employer
Seriously, please watch your tone. Her employers may well be nice about it and yes, let her take the six months notice. However legally, they do not have to beyond a months notice (if that is her notice period). They are allowed to let them know in advance, which is notice period.
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