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Redundancy during maternity

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Elizabeth1980 Sat 07-Feb-15 07:06:43

Hi don't know if anyone can offer any advice! I am on a permanent full time contract and have worked for my employers for five years. I am currently on a years maternity leave in which I only get stat maternity pay.nothing from employers.i am due back to work in June this year, however I was called into work at very short notice to be informed that they are making posts redundant.they have told me that the next month will be a consultation period and then from there it will be where they give us our notice period.however they have told me that given I am on maternity leave I will not be entitled to any pay for the notice this right?


toomuchcoffeetoomuchwine Sat 07-Feb-15 07:45:51

I was made redundant from maternity leave and I DID get pay for notice period.

You may be able to find some useful info here

You should consider consulting a lawyer. Many local solicitors will give you a free 1 hr consultation which should go a long way towards filling you in on your legal rights.

prh47bridge Sat 07-Feb-15 12:47:53

They can make you redundant while you are on maternity leave if there is a clear justification for doing so. However, if there are any other suitable roles within the business they must be offered to you even if other people being made redundant are more suitable for the roles concerned.

The statutory notice period is one week for each year of continuous employment completed up to a maximum of 12 weeks. They must pay that. If your contract gives you at least one week's more notice entitlement than the statutory notice period you have to rely on contractual notice where the law is unclear. If they are refusing to pay contractual notice you should consult a lawyer who specialises in employment law.

Skeppers Sat 07-Feb-15 13:03:05

No advice to offer but I may be in a similar situation (restructure consultancy underway at present, due to complete end of March and baby due in August) so will watch this thread with interest as I'm absolutely terrified re: the implications should I be put 'at risk'...

Elizabeth1980 Sat 07-Feb-15 18:06:07

Thanks for all your replies.

I've coming to the end of my stat maternity pay on the 9th march this year. The consultation period they have to give ends on the 4th march and then the notice period even tho my maternity pay stops around this time should they still pay notice

Elizabeth1980 Sat 07-Feb-15 18:07:27

Oh and they have stated I can apply for one post as well as the other members of my team.

OliviaBenson Sun 08-Feb-15 15:27:26

I don't think they can make you apply for another role- you should be offered it if it's suitable. Get some proper advice OP.

titchy Sun 08-Feb-15 16:10:30

Agree - if there's a suitable post then it should be ring fenced for you, and not be open to others.

prh47bridge Sun 08-Feb-15 19:03:58

Also agree. Even if other members of the team would be more suited to the role than you it must be offered to you first. They can only offer it to other people within the business if you turn it down.

Elizabeth1980 Sun 08-Feb-15 21:00:18

Interesting reading! As far as I'm aware they have told us all that we can apply for this job.i haven't been offered this job first.

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