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nanny job finishing now pregnant will i get maternity benefits?

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40nanny · 31/05/2007 21:18

hi ,im a full time nanny, and the youngest will now be going to school,and said i would finish up in august and start up childminding which i told my boss, but i am now pregnant,so wont be doing that now, anyway my boss said i can finish end of july !! I have been with family 12 years, wondered has anyone else been in this situation,(nannies, or employers) am i due maternity pay,as i cant see me getting other job when being 5 month pregnant by then, thanks

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nannynick · 31/05/2007 21:20

Not sure will see if I can look it up.

What about redundancy pay, has your boss mentioned that?

whoops · 31/05/2007 21:23

if you have been paying PAYE & NI you may be able to get maternity allowance if you contact your local jobcentre they should be able to advise you

40nanny · 31/05/2007 21:33

my boss just mentioned that end of july i would be my last day, when i had said i would finish mid August, there was no mention of maternity pay or redundancy pay, maybe cos it was me that volunteered to leave, how i wish i hadnt opened my mouth !!

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nannynick · 31/05/2007 21:34

Maternity Pay: Direct.gov.uk
SMP Factsheet

To qualify for Statutory Maternity Pay you must have been:

  • employed by the same employer without a break for at least 26 weeks into the 15th week before the week your baby is due
  • earning an average of at least £87 a week (before tax)

    Maternity Rights calculator

    I would suggest that you talk to CAB or ACAS regarding your precise personal circumstances, as I am not sure what happens in a situation where you already know that you won't have a job, especially as your last working day in that job may be before 15 weeks prior to EDD.
nannynick · 31/05/2007 21:36

You are leaving the job, rather than them telling you to leave. Hmm, definitely seek advice from ACAS and/or CAB.
Doesn't seem a straight forward case, so hard for a layperson like me to advise.

Eleusis · 01/06/2007 11:17

Is anything in writing? Have you formally resigned, indicating you last day of work? Have you given your boss written notice of your pregnancy? (if not, do it today in writing!)

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