As an employer of a pregnant employee, you know that you have obligations to meet and your employee has certain entitlements, but just where do you go from there? The trouble is that there’s so much information available that it can take ages to read through as well as being downright confusing. Depending on the source of the information, you could be wasting your time reading through guidance that:
- may not be up to date
- doesn’t tell you what you need to know
- isn’t relevant to your business
So how do you find out what you need to do for your business and your employee? Is she entitled to maternity pay or isn’t she? What is the current rate of statutory maternity pay and how long do you have to pay it for? Do you need to make any adjustments to her job role or her workstation? Can she have time off for antenatal appointments?
To help you deal with an employee’s pregnancy and maternity leave, we offer you pragmatic and consistent advice that’s tailored to your business.
We help you to get to grips with:
- Understanding statutory maternity pay entitlements
- What to do when your employee tells you she’s pregnant
- Your employee’s rights before, during and after maternity leave
- Your obligations as her employer, including carrying out risk assessments
- Allowing time off for antenatal appointments
- Understanding Keeping in Touch (KIT) days and what to do about them
- Managing holiday entitlements to suit the business as well as your employee
- Dealing with flexible working requests
- Planning return to work after maternity leave