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Managing Paternity

Managing Paternity

By law, your employee must tell you the following information no later than 15 weeks before the date the baby is due: that they’re expecting a child how much paternity leave they plan to take – by law they can take up to 2 weeks the date they want to start their leave Your employee may have […]

Managing Maternity: Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

returning to work maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave has ended. The employee’s right to return to the same job depends on how much leave they’ve taken. They’ve taken up to 26 weeks’ maternity leave  They have the right to return to the same job. They’ve taken more than 26 weeks’ maternity leave  They have the right to return to […]

Managing Maternity: Managing Attendance

Managing Maternity Attendance

Managing Attendance during pregnancy. If an employee cannot come to work because of a pregnancy-related illness, they should: report in sick in the usual way get their usual sick pay Pregnancy-related illness can include: morning sickness (nausea and vomiting) tiredness headache backache bleeding If you’re not sure whether an illness is pregnancy related, you can ask […]

Managing Maternity: Planning Maternity Leave

Managing Maternity Leave

Planning maternity leave Before maternity leave starts, you should agree with your employee the best way to keep in touch about important changes or news at work. This includes arranging how you’ll keep in touch (for example, by email). By law you must tell them about: promotion or other job opportunities  redundancies any reorganisation that […]

Managing Maternity: Pay and leave entitlement

Managing Maternity Pay and Levae

Maternity pay starts as soon as your employee starts maternity leave.  Pay set out in the employment contract The employee’s contract should state: how much pay they get when on maternity leave how long they get this pay for Pay set out in the employment contract is known as ‘enhanced’ or ‘contractual’ maternity pay, if it’s above […]

Managing Maternity: Health and Safety in the Workplace

Health and Safety Maternity

The law says an employer must do a health and safety risk assessment for all women of child-bearing age. These include:  a pregnant employee and the unborn child she is carrying an employee who’s become a new mother in the last 6 months an employee who’s breastfeeding You can do a single assessment covering your […]

Managing Maternity: Avoiding discrimination

discrimination pregnant employee

Discrimination because of pregnancy or maternity You must not show discrimination against someone you employ, or are considering employing, because of: their pregnancy an illness related to their pregnancy, including related time off  maternity pay or leave they take, or plan to take The law applies regardless of how long the person has been employed. […]

Managing Maternity: How and when an employee must tell you they are pregnant?

pregnant employee

Rules for pregnant employees By law, anyone classed as an employee must tell you: that they’re pregnant the expected week of the birth – to confirm this you can ask for a medical certificate, such as a ‘MAT B1’ form if they’re more than 20 weeks pregnant the date they want to start maternity leave – the earliest it […]