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Redundancy whilst pregnant

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Salty28 Mon 18-Jul-05 11:47:25

I am 19 weeks pregnant with my second child and I have just been told I am going to be made redundant. Does anyone know if I am entitled to extra benefits or redundancy due to my circumstances?

Whizzz Mon 18-Jul-05 19:38:56

bump - if anyone can help

Frizbe Mon 18-Jul-05 19:41:21

Try the maternity alliance web site, think its just www.maternity

uwila Mon 18-Jul-05 20:20:28

HAd you submited your written notice telling them of your condition? If not, I would do so immediately.

Blondeinlondon Mon 18-Jul-05 20:28:30

Had you already told your employer about your pregnancy in writing?
Have they given you a letter about your redundancy?

These sites may help...
if you believe they are making you redundant because you are pg you should call the eoc
I suspect they may have to pay you maternity pay plus your redundancy - not sure, sorry

sis Mon 18-Jul-05 20:39:06

Try as hard as you can to stay employed until 15 weeks before the expected date of birth to get your maternity pay - if you aren't entitled to enough notice to take you to this date, sk them nicely and they may let you be employed until this date as they will get most of the maternity pay back from the government. If they don't, then prolong the consultation period by putting up suggestions for avoiding redundancy or appeal against the decision to make you redundant.

As others have said, check out the maternity alliance website.

SenoraPostrophe Mon 18-Jul-05 20:41:20

sis, can I just interrupt thos thread to say you are a gem?

sis Mon 18-Jul-05 21:01:14

Oh ! thank you!

PandaBear Mon 18-Jul-05 21:13:43

I was made redundant whilst on maternity leave. Basically, if it's only you, you may have a case - if there are others, and you are being treated in the same way, you just have to take what's offered!! Good luck on both the job and pregnancy front!!

Betty1970 Tue 26-Jul-05 21:35:11

Hi there, to be eligible for mat pay, you need to have been employed continuously for 26 weeks at the 15th week before the EWC. To be eligible for redundancy pay, you need 2 years continuous service.

Try looking at - it is excellent!

Good luck with everything!!

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