I'm planning to not return to work and have just been on statutory maternity pay, so shouldn't have to repay anything. But I wanted to check whether there is any way they can make me pay back benefits - ie my car allowance? I don't think there is and there is no mention of it in my maternity policy. Is there a legal requirement of how much notice I have to give? I am on 3 months notice for my job, but don't want to have to give that much notice.
Yes, officially you need to give 3 months notice. When are you due back at work? Don't forget your accrued holiday and bank holidays, that will take up some of the notice period. You may also find that work will agree to shortening your notice period, as frankly, your probably more of a pain coming back for 2-3 months, and then going again, unless there is something sensible you can do in that time. Always worth a discussion.
I don't believe they will make you pay back any of the benefits you've mentioned - as I understand it, only OMP, if stated in the policy, is repayable on none return.
Thanks. I guess the only reason I don't want to give 3 months is because I will have to do that soon in order not to return to work. And if I don't have to pay back benefits then I could still get my car allowance for last few months when not being paid. Although not very much so not too bothered about that.