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Can anyone advise on repaying Additional Maternity Leave?

(5 Posts)
Sexolette Wed 24-Aug-11 11:41:26

Hi,

I am due to return to work at the end of Nov, with about 20 days annual leave to take. I took the AML on the basis that I would return to work for at least the necessary 12 weeks to avoid repaying.

I have now found out that I am pregnant again, due mid Feb.

So my question is; is it still classed as returning to work for twelve weeks if I go back on maternity leave within said twelve weeks? I hope that makes sense...

It would make a big difference if I did have to repay and would have to consider going back earlier if needs be.

I am reluctant to clarify with work as I don't want to alert them to my pregnancy just yet. They were a nightmare during my last pregnancy, so would like to avoid as much as poss!!

TIA.

minipie Wed 24-Aug-11 18:36:52

I'm also interested in this question. I think that it still counts as returning to work, because you are still employed when you are on your second ML, but I'm not sure.

PS by Additional Maternity Leave, do you mean Enhanced Maternity Pay? (i.e. extra that your company pays above the statutory rate).

Sexolette Wed 24-Aug-11 21:10:16

Hi mini, yes I mean enhanced pay.

Hopefully someone will be along with some advice soon...

HarrietJones Wed 24-Aug-11 21:17:46

Try posting in employment, there's some v good HR people over there

minipie Thu 25-Aug-11 11:01:27

Yep agree, try Employment issues or Going back to work.

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