I'm a long time poster who has nc for this post as i'm really paranoid about my work. I have a question about giving notice, notice periods and maternity leave so thanks very much in advance for any help or advice!
OK so I understand that while on ML, normal employment continues i.e. accruement of holiday etc. I am contracted to give three months notice. I had told them before going on ML I would be back after 9 months. The ML policy I printed off before I left states I have to give one month's notice - but it also says I have to contact work 2 months before I intend to be back. It does not state anything at all about not returning to work and paying back their additional ML pay - which was 6 weeks at 90% (they basically matched the first 6 weeks of SMP)/
If I formally hand in notice at the 6 month mark, would the remaining 3 months of my ML work out as the 3 months notice I have to give?
Sorry if I've made this sound really complicated - it's possible I'm really over-thinking it! I guess I just keep thinking that the 9 month return date I gave them is not set in stone, so they could say fine - you've quit, everything stops, you pay back the additional maternity pay you've had, SMP ends etc etc?
not sure about notice but everyone gets 90% of pay for six weeks then sml. this means you don't owe them anything or have to go back to repay it. I think your notice can be given ain ML and the remaining months of Ml and annual leave be counted towards that. I would ring HR dept to clarify this but have known people drop this. sorry bout spelling and grammer on tablet
*flowery' - her manager will know s/he has been played if she follows your advice. Games like that do absolutely nothing to support women in the workplace, all they do is cause antagonism and resentment.
OP, I think you need to check with HR. Notice at 6 months would be fine where I work (for a 3 month notice period) and your candor would be appreciated.