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Old 19-03-2008, 9:57 PM
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Default resignation letter for not returning after maternity

I'm trying to write a resignation letter, as my company has *politely* refused my application for part-time hours on return to work from maternity leave.

So far i've got:

I write further to my meeting with ****** on 6th March 2008 and subsequent phone calls with the Human Resources Department.

I am writing to inform you that after my Additional Maternity Leave, which ended on 1st March 2008, and my 3 weeks annual leave, which ends 23rd March 2008, I have decided to resign

Thats were i get stuck!

I want to make it clear that its because of their decision not to honour my request that i'm handing in my notice. Also, i've been told by my HR liason that my regional manager is allowing me to leave without giving any notice so my 'end of employment' date will be 23rd march (the end of my paid holiday) so i need to add this in as well.

Any ideas anyone?? (thanks in advance)
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Old 19-03-2008, 10:02 PM
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I write further to my meeting with ****** on 6th March 2008 and subsequent phone calls with the Human Resources Department.

I am writing to inform you that after my Additional Maternity Leave, which ended on 1st March 2008, and my 3 weeks annual leave, which ends 23rd March 2008, I have decided to resign. My last day of employment with ****** will be 23rd March.


As a new mother I feel it extreemly inportant to balance my family and working life but unfortunately as the decsion has been taken to decline my request for part time hours I am faced with little choice.

Please forward my P45 at your earliest convenience after 23rd March to my home address.
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Old 19-03-2008, 10:03 PM
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thats brilliant, thanks x
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Old 19-03-2008, 10:07 PM
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http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/e...s/default.aspx

Please also give the equality commission a ring. Your employer has a legal duty to give fair consideration to your request. For an employer large enough to have a HR dept, it is difficult to see how they can justify their refusal.
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Old 19-03-2008, 10:18 PM
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unfortunately they can't justify having a deputy manager only working weekends. the main problem being other staff would loose hours to accommodate my request because the store only has a set amount of hours per week (although they pull hours out of thin air when it suits them!) and they would still need a deputy on full time hours for the weekdays (they feel it would be impracticle to employ a deputy for the 3days per week i would be giving up.

Its typical retail i'm afraid- the staff aren't very important because they're easily replaced (although i know they'll be hard pushed to find someone as hard working and loyal as i've been- its their loss!!)

i'll check the link out just incase, thanks LD
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Old 20-03-2008, 5:10 PM
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If your holiday year starts on 1st Jan, would you be entitled to 3 weeks paid holiday so early on in the year, if you are now leaving ??
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Old 20-03-2008, 5:25 PM
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our holiday year starts august- anyway its my paid holiday from the previous year (that has to be taken within 3months of return to work which is why i added it onto the end of my mat leave- as well as to give them more time to process my application for less hours). I'll be owed this years (aug 07-july 08) so far in my final pay packet after my notice date.
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Old 20-03-2008, 6:02 PM
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Would you not have to pay back part of your maternity pay?
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Old 20-03-2008, 6:08 PM
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My HR dept haven't mentioned anything along these lines- i didn't realise this might be the case in some companies??
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I know that some companies if they give enhanced maternity pay then there is usually a minimum length of time that the employee has to return to work for - unless the enhanced element is due to be repaid.


Also some companies won't issue you with a P45 this close to the end of the tax year but will give you a P60 instead - especially if you are paid monthly.
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Old 20-03-2008, 6:17 PM
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Did you receive SMP or CSP?

SMP does NOT have to be paid back in any circumstances
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Also some companies won't issue you with a P45 this close to the end of the tax year but will give you a P60 instead - especially if you are paid monthly.
An employer MUST provide a P45 regardless of when you leave.
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Old 20-03-2008, 6:21 PM
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I was paid 6 weeks at 90% of my normal pay and 33 weeks at SMP because my son was due after the increase in paid weeks last year.

There wasn't any mention of a minimum return to work time in the t & c's they sent when i informed them of my pregnancy.

Thanks for the info on P45/P60
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I was paid 6 weeks at 90% of my normal pay and 33 weeks at SMP because my son was due after the increase in paid weeks last year.

There wasn't any mention of a minimum return to work time in the t & c's they sent when i informed them of my pregnancy.

Thanks for the info on P45/P60
In which case you were paid the statutory minimum and will not be required to pay any back
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thats a relief , thanks
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Question Maternity resignation

Hi all, Please help me. I've been on Maternity leave since Dec 5th 07 and I need to hand in my notice, so that i can find a job closer to home. I contacted my work to inform them that i would like to take the full 9 mth smp leave. With there reply they said it would end in August and to let them know of the date i would like to return. I've figure this to be the 27th aug. Does anyone know if it would be ok for me to give my notice now and still get my full smp till this date or should i wait until theres eight wks left then give it in. Theres also holiday to take into account but i'm not quite sure how to work that out. x
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Old 12-06-2008, 6:04 PM
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Personally i would wait to hand in notice. Your HR dept should work out how much holiday you're owed and put it in your last pay packet after your leave date. (obviously i'm only going by what my company did there) Hope this helps x
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Thank you for getting back to me.
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Hi I was reading the replys on handing in your notice after your marternity leave and I am in the same situation and needs a little help. I sent an email to my boss about 4-6 weeks agao asking if there was any charnce I could work from home and come into the office every so often and noted the benefits it would bring to the company ect but he never got back to me at all. To be honest I think they would want me to leave as the company are making lots of cut backs they didn't even get anyone in to cover me while on marternity. So I am going to write a letter as my marternity leave (unpaid) finishes on 24th September 2011 also I need to add that I want them to pay me my holiday pay that is owing to me also. Where do I start?? Please help if you can.

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Old 04-08-2011, 11:11 AM
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Unless you feel it is in your interest it is not actually necessary to give any reason for your resignation.

All you need to do is give the correct amount of notice that you are leaving on XX/YY/ZZZZ.

Should they fail to send you anything that is due you can pursue it as necessary.
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