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Is this my problem? Work incompetent at sorting mat leave

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ForeverBubblegum Fri 07-Apr-17 19:57:58

This is possibly in the wrong place but I couldn't find an appropriate category.

I'm correctly on leave with my 5 month old DS but keeping a foot in the door at work using kit ( keep in touch) days. As shared parental leave has more of these days I arranged to change onto this part way through my leave to access the additional 20 days. This was all arranged before I left and i filled in the paperwork stating that ShPL would start 6 weeks ago.

Have just checked my P60 and it looks like I have been receiving mat pay not parental pay. The amount is the same so it makes no immediate different but technically I should not have been working the kit days during this time as I have gone​ over the allowable number on mat leave.

Part of me thinks that as I did everything I was supposed to this is not my problem but I'm a bit worried about being accused of fraud for working whilst claiming smp.

juls1888 Fri 07-Apr-17 20:01:34

I worked KIT days while on maternity leave, it's not against the law or anything. If you are getting the correct rate I wouldn't worry, it's probably just someone clicked the wrong description on your payslip when running the payroll?

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Fri 07-Apr-17 20:03:48

It's the number of kit days that makes a difference juls - you get smp but full pay for the kit days (or I did anyway). Op it isn't your fault but as you've noticed I think an Email to hr or payroll to point it out would save grief later. Good luck!

ForeverBubblegum Fri 07-Apr-17 20:27:37

Thanks for the reply zigzag, unfortunately it's a small business so no payroll or HR. I think your right I will have to say something but I'm not sure my boss will even understand the problem let alone do anything about it.

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