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Pregnant nanny and redundancy

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Lukethe3 Thu 27-Feb-14 13:38:43

My nanny is pregnant and is due to go on maternity in May. I have decided that I don't need a nanny any more. Is it fine just to give her notice? I won't be replacing her in any shape or form.

readysteady Thu 27-Feb-14 13:41:28

Either way you are still responsible for SMP

2plus1 Thu 27-Feb-14 15:13:37

Yes you can give her notice of redundancy with the notice period being that stated in her contract. Whilst you may have to provide smp it is refunded 105% and you wont be liable for acrued annual leave during maternity leave. Just be sure that you wont be employing another nanny a while! I would also follow some employment law advice just to cover for any potential suggestion of discrimination, ACAS give free advice.

Cindy34 Thu 27-Feb-14 19:44:08

Agree, follow the rules for making a post redundant. ACAS has guides and a helpline.

Are you using a payroll company? If so they can help with calculating redundancy pay, holiday remaining which can be paid, SMP.

Look at statutory payment funding, think that does pay SMP as a lump sum.

Cindy34 Thu 27-Feb-14 19:49:39

Statutory Payment Funding, looks like you can't apply until 4 weeks prior to when you will make first payment to employee.

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