How much notice do you need to give employers before returning from mat leave?

(5 Posts)
YoullScreamAboutItOneDay Tue 20-Nov-12 17:07:05

8 weeks if returning earlier than the date you agreed when you went off. If you didn't agree a return date, they assume you will take your full 52 weeks.

Your notice period to leave isn't relevant to it, it's a statutory thing.

Also, employers will often have you back sooner if they miss you! Mine would probably have had people back on about 20 minutes notice if you'd offered!

Finbar Tue 20-Nov-12 16:54:01

It's not always dependent on your actual notice period.
I would advise checking all the correspondence you had from them about the dates of your mat leave and/or the mat leave policy. Or give them a call and ask. It's usually at least 4 weeks so that they can give notice to the person who may be covering your post while you are away.

Loislane78 Tue 20-Nov-12 16:50:32

At my place it is assumed I'm taking the year and if I want to return early it's 2 months notice.

CustardIsMyNemesis Tue 20-Nov-12 15:41:31

I had to formally tell them 8 weeks before returning back, not sure if this was just my companies policy though?

gorgeous2012 Tue 20-Nov-12 15:40:04

Im currently on 3 months notice...

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now