I started at 5m and told them just before I started. Wasn’t there long enough to get maternity pay or smp but I was entitled to maternity allowance and universal credit x
If not you can go to the jobcentre and they will help with the maternity money a week. When you are 20weeks you should get a MATB1 form from your midwife to give to your work
I started a new job at 14 weeks, and just told them at 20. I was terrified that I would get sacked but they have been absolutely lovely about it. I will only get maternity allowance, but it’s better than nothing and I’ll have the job waiting for me when I come back. After 6 months is tricker because legally you have to tell your employer at 26 weeks- so you’d have to tell them before starting. BUT they aren’t allowed to discriminate, so if job has been offered and you say btw I’m pregnant and due in 3 months, they aren’t allowed to retract the offer. Maternity leave is a day 1 right- but the pay isn’t!
Yes it also depends on the company, my sister in law worked for the government for 2 years and they still refuses to pay her statutory maternity pay, which she was clearly entitled to😒
I started a new job and got pregnant a couple days later. I told them at 13 weeks after I passed my probation. You will qualify for Mat leave but might not qualify for SMP. I didn’t qualify for SMP based on my dates but my company has said they’ll pay enhanced Mat pay based on their policies regardless (first 3 months full pay).
You are entitled to maternity leave/pay if u worked for ur employer for minimum 26 weeks by the time ur 15 weeks before due date.
I got a new job then like a week after I started I found out I was pregnant I pretty much told them straight away. I was entitled to mat leave x
I think legally you have yo let them know no later than 25 weeks? Depending on the policy of the company you would be entitled or not to maternity leave. But not 100% sure. In my case as long as you have been in the company longer than 6 months you are entitled but assume it changes depending on the company
Tell them as soon as possible so they can let you know what your rights to maternity, there is legally required minimums but some places do so much more. Also you there are many other reasons why you should tell them including right for time off for appointments & risk assessments that may need to be done as well as adjustments to your role depending what you do so for example if you are standing at a counter supplying a chair or breaks to sit down etc. there is many things in place to ensure that you aren’t discriminated against. Hope the pregnancy goes smoothly for you. X