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Maternity Pay...

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Techit88, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I've just read that you have to be in continuous employment for 26 weeks up to 15 weeks before your due date...I was just wondering whether anyone can tell me if they think I'll be eligible?
    I 'officially' started my job on 1st September as an NQT. I don't have my due date yet but it'll be around late May, early June. However, I was employed by the school as a supply teacher throughout June and July of last year - but I wasn't paid over the summer.
    So would the work before summer count as part of my 26 weeks? I really, really hope so!
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    Similar thing - I am due May. Started present job Sept. I have been told that I am not eligible to SMP or OP as there is no continuous service, which to be honest does sound a lot like your position.
    however, all is not lost - I can still claim maternity allowance.
    Your union should be able to help you with further advice and check out:
    http://www.atl.org.uk/help-and-advice/parental-leave/maternity.asp
     

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