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When your employer offers you a job less paid (or with less responsibilities) – Parental Rights and Demotion FAQs
I/ I’m due to return from maternity or shared parental leave but have been refused my old job back because of a reorganisation. I’m being offered an alternative role but the only job being offered is very much lower in status and responsibilities. Should I take it? What can I claim? II/ I’m due to […]
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Frequently asked questions about health and safety after maternity leave
Do I have any health and safety rights when I go back to work? I had an emergency caesarean at 34 weeks but my baby was stillborn. I’ve had my 26 weeks maternity leave and I’m back at work as a care assistant but I am in pain and it’s hard to lift the patients. […]
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There are lots of misunderstandings about maternity rights. Don’t believe everything you are told! Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is never repayable. If that’s all you get, then it doesn’t matter whether or not you return to work. You never have to pay this back. Check here for an explanation of how much SMP is and […]
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Your rights if you are ill after maternity leave
Last updated 10 December 2020 What happens when I give birth? Can I still get SSP after the birth of my child? Can my employer dismiss me if I am sick after I come back from Maternity Leave? What if I am sick with Postnatal Depression? Can I get back to work on part-time basis? […]
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What happens if I resign at the end of my maternity leave?
Do I need to give notice? Do I have to pay back any money? What happens to my holiday?
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What happens when I return to work at the end of my maternity leave?
Our guide on returning to work at the end of your maternity leave.
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Health and safety rights for new and breastfeeding mothers
After Maternity Leave You have health and safety protection for six months after giving birth and for as long as you are breastfeeding. You must tell your employer in writing that you gave birth in the last six months or that you are breastfeeding. This applies whether you are returning from maternity leave or starting […]
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Returning to work while breastfeeding – a guide to the law
Find out what the law says regarding returning to work while breastfeeding.
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Sample letter changing return date from maternity leave
Do want to want to change your return date from maternity leave? You may find our sample letter useful.
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Requesting flexible work after maternity leave
Many women wish to return to work on part time or flexible hours after maternity leave. We have information about your rights to flexible work in our Flexible Working section , including a step by step guide to choosing a new work pattern. It is important to allow lots of time for any request to change your hours, […]