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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Pregnancy-related absence form
    Pregnancy-related absence formIf an employee is absent wholly or partly because of pregnancy in the four weeks before her expected week of childbirth, she must notify you of this as soon as is reasonably practicable.  Automatic triggerEmployees can generally choose when they want their maternity leave to start. However, this is subject to two important restrictions:maternity leave can't begin prior to the eleventh week before the expected week of childbirth (EWC) (unless the baby is born prematurely, in which...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter triggering maternity leave due to absence for pregnancy-related reasons
    Letter triggering maternity leave due to absence for pregnancy-related reasonsIf a pregnant employee is absent from work wholly or partly because of pregnancy after the beginning of the fourth week before her expected week of childbirth, her maternity leave will be automatically triggered.Pregnancy-related illnessAs a general rule, employees can choose when they want their maternity leave to start but this is subject to two important restrictions:o maternity leave can't begin prior to the eleventh week before...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Maternity leave plan
    Maternity leave planFemale employees are entitled to take maternity leave and may be entitled to statutory maternity pay where they are expecting a child, provided they comply with important notification requirements.Maternity leave entitlementFemale employees benefit from the right to maternity leave. There are two categories: ordinary maternity leave and additional maternity leave. All pregnant employees are entitled to 26 weeks' ordinary maternity leave and 26 weeks' additional maternity leave. Additional...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Change of maternity leave request
    Change of maternity leave requestAn employee can vary her chosen maternity leave start date, but she must give at least 28 days' notice. You can require any notice to change the start date to be in writing, so provide our form for this purpose.All changeIf, having given you notification of her maternity leave plans, a pregnant employee subsequently wants to vary the start date of her maternity leave, whether to a date which is earlier or later than the date originally notified, she must give you a minimum of...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Return from maternity leave letter
    Return from maternity leave letterAll pregnant employees have the right to take up to 26 weeks' ordinary maternity leave and up to a further 26 weeks' additional maternity leave and to resume work afterwards. An employee who decides to return at the end of her 52-week entitlement isn't required in law to give you notice of her return date (she can simply turn up for work) and likewise you're not required to write reminding her she's due back. However, our letter will ensure misunderstandings are avoided.Avoid...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Maternity policy
    Maternity policyOur policy statement sets out the statutory rules relating to maternity leave and pay. It ensures employees fully understand their rights and entitlements, as well as their obligations in relation to notifying you of their pregnancy, their expected date of childbirth and when they want their maternity leave to start and end.Maternity leaveOur policy statement reflects the statutory provisions on maternity leave and pay. If you wish to provide enhanced rights to either maternity leave or pay,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Acknowledgement of notification of maternity leave letter
    Acknowledgement of notification of maternity leave letterYou must formally respond in writing to an employee who has notified her intention to take maternity leave. If you fail to do so, you can't complain if the employee then returns early from maternity leave without letting you know in advance.Formal acknowledgementOnce an employee formally notifies you that she is proposing to take maternity leave, you then have 28 days to respond to her notification of her leave plans. You need to write to the employee,...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Reply to request for early return from maternity leave
    Reply to request for early return from maternity leave This letter may be used by an employer where an employee gives notice that they wish to return early from maternity leave. If insufficient notice is given, you may choose to accept the date for early return, but you are not obliged to do so and you can postpone the employee's return until the notice requirement has been satisfied or until maternity leave ends, whichever is earlier. Legal positionUnder the statutory provisions, an employee who intends to...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Letter notifying change to maternity leave dates
    Letter notifying change to maternity leave datesThis letter may be used where an employee wishes to change the start date of their maternity leave. The letter must be sent within 28 days of the employee's notice to change the start date and sets out the new maternity leave end date. You can require any notice to change the start date to be in writing. If insufficient notice is given, you may choose to accept the new date but you are not obliged to do so. Employee changing start dateYou can require any notice...
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  • 1,500+ Business Documents - Maternity checklist
    Maternity checklistThis checklist sets out the main issues to be considered when an employee is pregnant. You can give enhanced contractual maternity leave and pay if you wish, for example, you may be willing to pay more than statutory maternity pay (SMP) during maternity leave. Note too that eligible parents may now choose to curtail their entitlement to maternity leave and pay and convert the balance into shared parental leave/pay.   Antenatal carePregnant employees have the right to take paid leave to attend...
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