I’m due to return to work after one year’s maternity leave on the 2nd January, however I’ve decided to quit and stay at home with my little boy. My contract states that I need to give one month’s notice (under normal circumstances, as in not on maternity leave), so am I right in thinking I just hand my notice in around the 2nd of December? I’m assuming being on maternity leave doesn’t effect the amount of notice you give.
I’ve only received SMP as I wasn’t there long enough to qualify for anything more so I won’t owe them anything. They will owe me annual leave from 1st April- 1st Janueary though which I’ll assume they’ll have to pay me.
Thank you! I keep worrying that if I give one month they’ll say I should have given more and I’ll have to go back for a few weeks!! I can’t find anything about it in my contract, only the normal resignation process.
Check the maternity leave policy, as that usually states the notice required - companies should assume that you are taking the full year but it may say that if you are returning on a different date then it is (for example) 8 weeks notice. So I'd check your mat leave policy for more information.