Can I work on unpaid maternity leave?

Can I work on unpaid maternity leave?

You can choose to do some work on maternity leave You can agree to work for your employer for up to 10 days without interrupting your maternity leave or pay. These are called ‘keeping in touch days’. Any work you do should use a keeping in touch day – including going to training or meetings.

Can my employer make me pay back maternity pay?

If you receive contractual maternity pay and you decide not to return to your job, you only have to repay it if this was agreed in advance or specifically stated in your maternity policy or your contract. In these cases, you would only have to pay back the extra contractual pay, not the SMP part of your maternity pay.

What happens if you decide not to return after maternity leave?

If you decide not to come back from leave, your employer has a right to seek reimbursement of any money it paid to keep your health benefits in place.

What happens if you quit your job after maternity leave?

If you quit while on parental leave, your employer is still obligated to pay you all of your outstanding wages or salary. Your employer can’t withhold your last paycheck, even if you owe your employer reimbursement of health insurance benefits.

When should you stop working when pregnant?

Most women can physically handle their usual workload up until about 32 to 34 weeks of pregnancy. Around this same time, many women are also shifting their mental focus from their job towards being a new mother, and that can affect the decision on when to stop working.

What are my rights when returning to work after maternity leave?

There are these basic rights of pregnancy leave under the FMLA: 1 The right to return to the same or equivalent job 2 The right not to be discriminated against based on the fact that leave was taken or that you were pregnant. 3 The right to return to an altered schedule of intermittent or part-time work. More …

What happens if you fail to consult a woman on maternity leave?

Failure to consult a woman on maternity leave about redundancy may be maternity discrimination. If your job is at risk of redundancy at any time during your maternity leave, you are entitled to be offered any suitable alternative work under regulation 10 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999.

Is the NHS entitled to bank holidays during maternity leave?

As a result of cases brought by CSP and UNISON, NHS employees in Scotland and Northern Ireland are entitled to accrue Bank Holidays as well as annual leave during maternity leave so that they can take their public holidays once they return to work. Rights on return to work What is the minimum amount of maternity leave I have to take?

How many weeks of maternity leave can you take in a row?

You are entitled to: • 26 weeks of paid maternity leave in a row; and • 16 weeks additional unpaid maternity leave in a row beginning immediately after the end of the maternity leave. If your baby needs to be hospitalised then the 26 and 16 weeks’ leave can be taken at a later time but only if the employer agrees.

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