Maternity Rights

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  1. newbump

    newbump Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know what the new maternity rights are now for the UK? I have been told that the length of time I can take is 9 months but I thought it was 6 months?

    If anyone has any ideas I would be appreciative

    Thank you
     
  2. Louise

    Louise Active Member

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    I thought it was 6months paid, but up to a further 6 months unpaid. I've noticed a few postings from someone called Helen who's in HR - she'd be your best bet for some sound advice!
     
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    newbump Well-Known Member

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    Hi Louise

    Thank you, I will see if Helen can help

    Thanks again
    Natalie
     
  4. Becky

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    Current maternity leave entitlement is 6 months paid (Statutory pay = 6 weeks at 90% of your salary then 20 weeks at £100 per week) and 6 months unpaid.

    This is the government standard so your employer may have a better deal for you.

    Also I think this is only tru if you have been working for your current employer for a certain number of weeks before your due date. Sorry I can't remember the specifics.
     
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    newbump Well-Known Member

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    Becky

    Thank you for your reply, I have been with my company for nearly 7 years so I hope they will give me a better deal than the government then!

    Cheers
    Natalie
     
  6. Becky

    Becky Well-Known Member

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    My employer's maternity pay is tiered so depending on how long you've worked for them you get a better deal.

    It's something like:
    up to 3 years - 7 weeks full pay; 19 weeks £100pw
    up to 5 years - 13 weeks full pay; 13 weeks £100pw
    5 years plus - 18 weels full pay; 8 weeks £100pw

    The sneaky thing is with them is that they only give you the additional pay if you agree to go back after 6 months. So I'll just get the basic pay. :(
     
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    newbump Well-Known Member

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    I plan to go back to work after 6 months,but that may all change when I get later on in the pregnancy!

    Still looks ok what they offer though
     

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