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  1. I have drawn a complete blank! It's been so long since I've had to use this part of my brain and I'm not having much luck 1 of our employees who works part time (4 days per week) is going on Mat leave, her last day is 31st March Our annual leave runs from 1 Jan - 31 Dec She wants to know how much holiday she would be entitled to before she goes off Has anyone got a calculator or website I can use please? Thanks
  2. Hi, Really need a bit of advice before I make a mistake please. I run a small family business, not going to change the world but make enough to take care of life. Two years ago we needed a salesperson. We interviewed and against my better judgement my partner employed a, let's say, "woman of childbearing age" despite the fact that the other best candidate was male and very old, and of an "ethnic persuasion" that I don't think my partner is comfortable with, (that's a whole different story lol!) So, we trained her at great expense to the company in terms of courses, time off, ce
  3. Hi, I wonder If someone can give some advice. My friends daughter had her baby a month ago and is on maternity leave. She has worked for her employer for over 6 years. Last week she received in the post a letter from the employer to say they are making her redundant. Are they allowed to do this ?? It is a major company and I'm not sure where she stands with the situation. Thanks in advance for any advice
  4. Hi, after some advice please! In July 2014 I returned to work after 9 months maternity leave. Before I left, I trained up another employee to cover my job during maternity leave. I had therefore expected to return to the same role after the 9 months, as the job is still active. However on my return I was shown to a different desk in an adjoining office and told I would learn that role. Nothing at all was mentioned about my previous role. Well 8 months on, still nothing has been mentioned about my return, my previous role, current role etc etc and the other employee is still doing my p
  5. I am currently on Maternity leave, my twin boys were born on 8th May and I'm in the middle of a very complex Discrimination case! Acas concilliation is involved and has just authorised a 14 day extention for both parties to negotiate a settlement agreement. I'm in the middle of doing a schedule of loss and I have most of it sorted. My problem is knowing when I should resign. I have been on Maternity leave for 13 weeks to date. I don't want to loose out on any holiday entitlement. Is there anyone who can advise please. I have seen a solicitor and I do have grounds for several claims
  6. Hello all A dear friend of mine has been working for a major pub chain for over 2 years and recently been granted an in-house transfer to another establishment within the same company. After consulting her new manager about the unexpected news that she is pregnant, she has been informed that her transfer is invalid due to her previous manager terminating her contract instead of transferring her contract to her new place of employment. As she is now technically classed as a 'new employer',what are her maternity pay / leave rights? Thanks in advance
  7. Hi I really could use some help with my situation. Im employed by a large UK organisation as a Project Manager. I have a contract which says location - home based, and travel to national offices as required. I have worked there almost 6 years. Im currently on maternity leave and due to return to work in May. The main office I have to travel to is London and I live in the Midlands, they pay my expenses but a normal working office day is leaving home at 4.30am and getting home at 8.30pm - sometimes I stay overnight in which case I leave the hotel at the second day at 7am so both days Im in
  8. I previously worked in an NHS hospital pharmacy and have now returned from maternity leave to work in an NHS funded GP surgery. My previous employer wants me to repay my maternity pay as I have 'failed to return to NHS employment'. The new job was advertised on the 'NHS Jobs' official website, I still pay into an NHS pension, my work email address is *********@NHS.net and I have an NHS Care Records Service card to enable me to access the NHS computer system (the exact same one I used in my previous job!!!!) Yet, my previous employer insists this is not an NHS job. I'm so confu
  9. Hello, I was hoping someone could help with the following issues my partner is having with the possibility of not receiving any SMP or Maternity Allowance. The baby is due on the 12th April 2014. She was looking to start the Maternity leave on the 25th Jan 2014. She has is now suffering from PGP which is causing terrible back pains and it is looking like she is going to be sign off on the sick. Now I believe that her qualifying period in which SMP is worked out is 28th Sept 2013 till 29 November 2013. Now is this calculation just to see if she qualifies for SMP or is this period
  10. Im on mat leave and due to go back next May. I still regularly speak with people from work, however everytime I speak with someone it always comes back to the same subject. Whats going to happen when I go back to work. When I left in August they promoted someone to my job and in turn 4 people have been promoted to fill the spaces through promotions due to my leaving. However... they all are saying they have not been informed that its only for maternity cover and they will be returning to their other roles once I return. This is especially for the person who has taken over my job, he has
  11. I don't know if this should be in this forum or employment, but am sure one of the mods will move it if I placed it in the wrong forum? Six years ago next month I went onto leave (followed by maternity leave) from my job. I had received a letter from our Head of Personnel stating when I would be on annual leave both paid and unpaid, maternity leave both paid and unpaid and unpaid additional maternity leave. Over 18 months later I received a letter from our pay offices saying that I had been overpaid, I queried this as although there was 2 errors in the pay I received, one was an overpa
  12. Please could someone offer some advice. My fiancee has been working as a receptionist for a company for 9 years (since 2004). Four years ago (2008), she fell pregnant with our first child, and had nine months maternity. She could not work as a full-time receptionist, so they offered her a part-time weekend job, which she accepted at a reduction of her salary (apparently her responsibilities were less so they reduced her wage from £7.50 an hour to £6.80 an hour). Last year, she fell pregnant and has taken nine months maternity again. This time, she has had a couple of meetings, and they ha
  13. Hi, I need some advice about Sure Start Maternity Grant.I am pregnant and last week i sent filled form for this fund.As they write you can get if you or your partner receive benefit.So I sent because my partner receive income related employment and support allowance.I received letter today.They said I am not entitled to a payment because I don't receive benefits but they didn't mention nothing about my partner benefit.Do I have to contact them to look at my case again?
  14. Hi all, I have been lurking on this forum for a while and read some excellent advice however my situation seems unusual and has been troubling me for months, It’s a bit of a long one. I began working for a company in Sept 2012 after a pretty rigorous recruitment process and was offered a permanent part time position subject to a usual 6 month probation period. All seemed to be going well, I got on with my department, involved myself with planning and running extra activities and had a positive appraisal meeting in Dec where my line manager asked me if I would take on more hours. I
  15. Hi all im hoping someone can give me a bit of advice. Im due to go back to work on June 3rd after being off on maternity leave (my older posts explain the problems i had there, but ive now got a lovely little boy called max) My maternity pay finished 2 weeks ago and i am now using up 4 weeks holiday from last year. A couple of weeks ago i popped into where i work and my boss (a new one not the one from my previous posts but hes just as bad) approached me and asked if i could pop into work one day to discuss my rota when i return to work....he already knew the date i had proposed to
  16. Hi, I wasn't sure where to post this so I followed the guidance notes and posted it in the Welcome Forum. I went on maternity leave in June 2012. My company's policy is 90% of salary for the first 6 weeks then SMP for the next 33 weeks. For the remaining 13 weeks my job is kept open for me but with no pay (so pretty much standard maternity terms). For months running up to me going off on leave, I kept asking HR to give me details of what my SMP would be. They told me I would receive a letter once my leave started but I never did. From June - November of my leave, I was being
  17. Hi, i'm currently on maternity leave from a large company, the business is currently in the process of switching so i could be facing redundancy if i am unsuitable for home working. There was a job opportunity for a promotion to team leader, which i was told may be coming up, but was never actually informed that they were accepting applications etc and they have now allocated the jobs out. does this sound like i have been discriminated against as i was on maternity leave and not given the opportunity to apply or be interviewed? Thanks, Marie
  18. Hi all, I am employed has a class 2 driver i being with the company since april 2011. I was pregaent in april when i notify my boss and the company did a risk assesment and we decided i couldnt carry on doing the driving job while pregent due to health and safety has i was at risk of falling from the wagon and also i couldnt lift the any loads of the vehicle. So we agree that i be train on the computer system and help out, then a lady from another branch was leaving and she did admin so i moved to that branch which was closer to me anyway and i do that job until i go on maternity leave then on
  19. Hello, I am thinking of trying for my second baby in the next few months. I only work two days a week but last week was asked to start doing 3 days. I wanted to say no but have since spoken to a friend who said to check how it will effect my maternity pay. On the calculator online it says I would get £83 p/w working two days a week and if I do 3 days it would be around £135 p/w. What I don’t know is how many weeks before I announce I am pregnant do I have to be doing 3 days? I have been with them 1 year in March. Any info would be great, thanks. FYI my earnings are approx £50 per d
  20. Hi I am currently on maternity leave and have just been informed formed by post that I will be made redundant. Everyone else was advised 24hrs prior in a face to face meeting with HR that I was not advised of/ invited to. I feel like I have been discriminated against as I am currently on leave. Should they have invited me in or at least phoned me after the meeting? Thanks
  21. My employer and I appear to have reached deadlock on the issue of maternity pay and non-cash benefits. If anyone can answer the following queries, I would be eternally grateful! 1./ Are all salary sacrifice schemes classified as non-cash benefits? I (am not on mat leave until Monday 1st October) currently sacrifice £243 pcm for childcare vouchers and 6% of my salary (approx £122pcm) towards a pension scheme - employer matches this. As I understand, the whole 12% is counted as employer contributions and is classified as a non-cash benefit. I am not able to leave either scheme at will,
  22. hi everyone, i have worked for a casino for 3yrs and before i went on maternity i was working flexible hours and days on a permanent contract. there are 4 people on my reception department and 1 other women also went on maternity 6 weeks before me! she however was on a set hours and days contract as she already had 1 child and this was agreed to help childcare issues. Anyway, I am due back in Feb and the other women in Jan. I went in to work today for a meeting as I need to sort out what the plans are so I can arrange childcare. I have asked for set days mon-fri as nurserys are only o
  23. I am a one man employer. I employ one person whose maternity leave payments have just finished. She is due to return to work but during her absence, though not because of it, business has slumped. I cannot afford to continue employing her and must reluctantly let her go. I have no other job for her to do and am not planning on employing anyone else to do her job. Can anyone advise on the correct procedure and what her rights are ?
  24. Morning. I'm just looking for a bit of advice please. I am due to start maternity leave in October and I have asked NRAM for a maternity break, however they say that I may not qualify because my mortgage is one month in arrears (it was 2 months from losing a second job last year, but I have been regularly paying for almost 12+ months), and I would need to bring it up to date. I am concerned because although I get an enhanced payment from my employer but I am going to struggle with the payments for Dec - March. I am only taking 6 months from work, and will be returning to normal payments
  25. I was on mat leave but got made redundant due to a merge of depts and there was a suitable new role. I was made to go through the whole interview process etc and was 'unsucessful' for one of the new roles. Since i left on mat leave (last april) the company had been taken over and there is a new manager that i had not even met till i got called in for the 'at risk' meeting. I have received my final pay, redundancy pay and p45. I appealed stating that i did not want a job due to breakdown in relationship and feel demeeded by the whole process. 3 weeks later i received a letter saying
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