Hmmm slightly confused

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Char.due.jan, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Char.due.jan

    Char.due.jan Mummy to Luke

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    My maternity leave at work hasn't ever really been discussed in much detail. I said I'd work up until it happened lol.... I only work part time so thought it would be fine to carry on. Well I'm due on Saturday and finding it really uncomfortable now :/ would I be able to ask to bring it forward and make this my last week? I don't really want to be going into work overdue... What do you ladies think?
     
  2. Yazz_n_bump

    Yazz_n_bump Me, Fiancé & Jack! :)

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    Of course you should be allowed. Your amazing for doing it so long!
    I'd go and see your employer or ring them ASAP and say that your finding it hard. When does your SMP start as they'll need a bit of notice for that? But they should really honour you wanting to finish now.
     
  3. Char.due.jan

    Char.due.jan Mummy to Luke

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    Well I'm in work today at 4 so I can ask about it. I'm not entitled to SMP as I don't work enough hours, I'm not sure if I'll get anything in it's place :| it's really not been explained to me...
     
  4. Yazz_n_bump

    Yazz_n_bump Me, Fiancé & Jack! :)

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    Your employer really should of spoken to you about it or your midwife. You could probably have a look and see if you can claim income support or MA.
    You really ought to ask today if your finding it hard, the sooner you ask the better you may get lucky and they may let you finish from today. :thumbup:
     
  5. Noonoo1

    Noonoo1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you are actually allowed to work past your due date! x
     
  6. Kimboowee

    Kimboowee Complete

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    Aslong as you earn (I think) over £30 a week for so many weeks your entitled to MA.

    Your a trooper for hanging on for so long! I work one long standing shift a week and was knocking that on the head at 34 weeks!
     
  7. hels08

    hels08 mum of 2 gorgeous girls

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    i was told that i had to finish at least 7 days before my due date when i had DD x
     
  8. pumpkim

    pumpkim Well-Known Member

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    Char, you should look here UK Maternity Rights
    I can't believe your employer hasn't given you more advice!
    Hope you get sorted with starting your leave :flower:
     

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