The lady in HR sent me a letter today telling me what I am entitled to regarding maternity leave. IT WAS WRONG!!! She told me that I was only allowed 26 weeks with SMP and a further 26 weeks without any pay. I knew this was wrong and questioned it - she proceeded to tell me that she has checked and double checked and was right. about 1/2 hr ago she called me and said that actually she called up the union and checked and I am entitled to 39 weeks SMP and the rest unpaid! Its a good job I knew what I was talking about and wasnt some push over!!!