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Maternity pay / going back to work q's

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Snicci Tue 25-Feb-14 13:15:52


I'm due to go back to work end of April (mat pay ends then). I received SMP, no extras from employer etc.

I haven't said I won't be going back, to be honest I'm not really sure what to do. Do I have to give my employer a certain amount of notice that I'm not going back before my SMP ends? ie 6 weeks notice etc?

TheGreatHunt Tue 25-Feb-14 18:27:03

If you don't go back you might have to repay - check your hr manual.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 25-Feb-14 18:30:09

if she didnt gave enhanced maternity pay then there is nothing to pay back. I think it is normally 8 weeks notice but you would have to check your company terms and conditions

LIZS Tue 25-Feb-14 18:38:29

As long as you only received SMP then there is nothing to repay whatever you decide . You normally have to give notice as per your contract if you aren't going back or 8 weeks before your date of return, otherwise it will default to 52 weeks after ml began. You don't need to contact them just because SMP has finished, so can use the unpaid time to make your decision.

ilovepowerhoop Tue 25-Feb-14 18:40:42

your employer should be able to advise about notice periods as it can differ from place to place

MyNameIsKenAdams Tue 25-Feb-14 18:41:48

Usually eight weeks notice to change plans.

You do not repay SMP.

maggiethemagpie Tue 25-Feb-14 19:13:40

Its eight weeks notice to change your plans if you are staying on but changing the return date, but if you are going to resign, it's just your contractual notice same as if you were resigning and you weren't on mat leave. check your contract.

Snicci Tue 25-Feb-14 22:55:21

Ok thanks for all your help smile

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