I'm hoping someone can help me! There is a possibility that I might be made redundant (or that I might want to volunteer for redundancy as I need to re-locate to be closer to my partner's job). I am going on Maternity Leave in mid-May and was hoping I might still be entitled to the OMP element until the redundancy date of August 31st. However, I have been told by the payroll department that if I'm made redundant (from August 31st), I will not be entitled to the OMP (12 weeks at 50% pay) at all. Does anyone know if this is correct? My union rep didn't know much about this. The directgov website talks a lot about 'Notice Pay' and apparently this might be payable even to those on long-term sick or maternity leave. Does anyone know what Notice Pay is and whether I might be eligible? I am not in a very happy situation, as I would hate it if someone else in my very overstaffed departement were to be made redundant when I could possible leave. However, I want to be in possession of all the facts, as obviously it's a big step to take to willingly leave a job at a time when there may be no jobs to apply for once my Maternity period has ended. Any advice (or advice on where to get advice) very gratefully recieved!