Just found out we are expecting our first child (2-3 weeks gone). I had already agreed to start a new job in 3 weeks time. Research suggests I won't be entitled to Maternity pay as I haven't worked there long enough.
Does anyone have experience of this? When is best to tell them / are there any entitlements I could qualify for / do they still need to keep my job waiting for me after giving birth.
I am completely new to this, so any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.
You don't need to tell your employer until around 24 week's I think.... but if you tell them sooner then you are automatically protected against pregnancy related sickness and can get the allocated time off for appointments