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Maternity/sick leave advice

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Duckie123 Tue 07-May-19 17:37:46

Hi I am new to this so please bear with! I am currently due to go on maternity leave and before I found out I was expecting was scheduled to have an operation which is now being put back to after my due date (it needs to be done) originally we were looking at 6-8 weeks recovery time with sick pay but now that recovery time is going to be during my maternity leave - so most of it will be recovering from the operation instead of enjoying my new addition. If that's the case then that's fair but feels a bit like I am missing out! I looked on line and cant find any help. I wont be able to lift my new one for at least 4 weeks... has anyone been in this dilemma?

dementedpixie Tue 07-May-19 17:41:23

What's the dilemma? If you've started your maternity leave then you can't get sick pay at the same time as you'll be getting maternity pay instead

Torsz Tue 07-May-19 17:41:55

Unless you've gone back to work by the time it happens then I don't think there's anything you can do I'm afraid...I can see it's frustrating though!

seven201 Tue 07-May-19 17:43:10

No I haven't but I understand feeling a bit hard done by. I'm definitely no expert but I can't imagine there being much you can do about it. You can ask HR I guess.

I needed an operation before ttc for dc2 and I was so disappointed when my operation got cancelled at the last minute as there was an emergency. It put trying for a baby back by about 6 months which really pissed me off, but couldn't be helped.

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