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MummaBear2Be2019 Thu 21-Mar-19 03:15:51

Hi I'm looking for a bit of advice.

I have been with my current employer for the last 3 years and i found out in November i am pregnant (i am currently 21 weeks). I have suffered with prenatal depression and my employer is not at all supportive, to the point i no longer want to work for the company! I have seen my dream job advertised and really want to apply BUT i have no idea where i would stand with maternity pay if i were to leave my current employer and take a new job.

Any advice would be much appreciated 😌

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imsorryiasked Thu 21-Mar-19 06:12:48

You would not be entitled to maternity pay with your new employer.
You could still get SMP from your current employer even if you resign - see here
Bear in mind that you would then be unemployed though!

flowery Thu 21-Mar-19 06:29:42

You won’t be entitled to SMP from your new employer but you will be entitled to Maternity Allowance which is very similar except you don’t get the first 6 weeks at 90% of pay.

To get SMP from your current employer you need to stay there until week 26 of pregnancy.

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