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Occupational maternity leave .

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stephyandsamba Wed 31-Oct-18 17:32:19

I have been offered a new job and I have asked them what is their maternity leave policy ? They said they pay occupational maternity leave I never heard this term before ! Can someone plz enlighten me

dementedpixie Wed 31-Oct-18 18:19:40

That means they pay more then SMP. They may then stipulate that you need to go back to work for a certain amount of time after maternity leave or you need to pay the extra back

EmpressJewel Thu 01-Nov-18 07:52:30

You may also want to check the qualifying period as some organisations have one that is longer than smp - the policy may state for example that you need to have 2 years service to qualify for occupational maternity pay. Providing you meet the criteria for smp, you will still be entitled to that.

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