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When to hand in notice after maternity leave?

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TwigletMonster Thu 06-Oct-11 14:10:52

Wondering if an HR expert can help....

I'm on maternity leave, taking the full 12 months which takes me up to end November this year. As I've accrued almost a full years holiday, I stated when I left that I would use all my holiday directly after my maternity leave ended, so I wouldn't be returning to the office until 3rd Jan 2012.

I'm not going back - we've moved which makes it impossible to do a full working day once I've done nursery drop-off and commuted.

What's my legal position, if I'm on one months notice? I'm not sure if I should do
a) hand in my notice soon, to give a months notice before the end of my Maternity leave. Presumably, I'd get paid for the holiday I've accrued until end November.

b) go back 'on the books' as it were, but physically off on leave, then hand in my notice on 3rd December? Then, would I be paid my normal salary for December?

It's probably the same, financially, but I wanted to find out what the 'right' thing to do would be.


Grevling Thu 06-Oct-11 15:29:28

Either. Just check to see if you need to pay back any enhanced Mat pay as you're not going back.

I'd tell them ASAP as your cover (if any) may be waiting to hear if they are kept on etc. Going back for a month will be more disruption so should be avoided if possible.

justabigdisco Mon 17-Oct-11 12:55:36

I have a similar problem. Thinking of leaving my job but not sure whether to do it while on mat leave, or when I go back.

Does anyone know about the issue of 'paying back' maternity pay - does this mean I would essentially work for free for however many hours? If so, it might make more sense to resign when off on leave, as at least then I would be getting SMP

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