Maternity leave help

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  1. fluffycat

    fluffycat Well-Known Member

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    Hope It's ok to post this in here....didn't know where else it should go!!

    Looking for some help....
    I have been on a temporary contract with my work for 2 years but have just been told my contract will not be renewed and will end at on the 31st March. I am 24 weeks pregnant this week and will be 27 weeks pregnant when my contract ends. Looking online says I should be entitled to maternity pay since I will still be employed during the qualifying week (15 weeks before expected due date).

    Problem is I have already sent my matb1 form back stating I would like to start my maternity leave in June (thinking that my contract might be renewed)....since my contract will be ending soon will my work say I am not entitled anymore?
    Am I bring unreasonable to think that I should get it?

    Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    You really need to get in touch with your boss or a finance department or something, you should be entitled to it definitely. xx
     
  3. fluffycat

    fluffycat Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. My work is not very forth coming with help like this...Feel like I always need to be on their case all the time. Pretty sure if I just leave it I won't get anything even when I should.
     
  4. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that is very naughty of them to be honest, they should be keeping you informed! I am both self employed and employed. I do 14.5 hours a week at my employed work, and I assume I will give them my MatB1 form because it would be easier and I earn enough to qualify for full maternity pay, I am also in the dark a little bit about this because the lady I was talking to about it in accounts hasn't got in touch with me for a while now and I don't know whether to pester her about it or just wait til I actually have my form to give to her, I guess there isn't a lot they can do right now but when I am 24 weeks I will have to chase it up a bit. My boss is pretty useless, she hasn't said anything to me x
     
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    carli91 Well-Known Member

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    If you don't get any maternity pay from work you will be entitled to claim maternity allowance from the government xx
     
  6. CharlotteH24

    CharlotteH24 Well-Known Member

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    Give the job centre plus a call if your work are still not telling you anything, they should be able to tell you what you can do.
     
  7. fluffycat

    fluffycat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies, I'm still chasing up the human resources department with no luck!! Feel like I am hounding them but I just want answers!! Contract ends tomorrow and still no further forward. Xx
     
  8. Anne1

    Anne1 Well-Known Member

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    Ring maternity action for advise. I'm pretty sure you are entitled to maternity leave. Keep me updated xx
     
  9. fluffycat

    fluffycat Well-Known Member

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    So they rang in Friday and I am entitled to smp. Just waiting for them to confirm either way if I can continue on bank register and then take smp or if I need to take maternity leave just now. They said I won't know till Wednesday now so it's still taking a while. Xx
     
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