maternity advice? NHS
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1. My gf works for NHS, the baby is due in OCT 19. They have said she has to work until End of Augest, then take 4 weeks sick off to get September off, is this right?
I thought you by law had to have 2 months off before due date.
2. No paper or information has been given to her, what information can she request to see or read?
3. First 3 month on maternity she will get ?95%?, 6 months 80% then 3 months 0%, does that sound right?
Thank you for your help
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She can only take time off sick if she is actually sick. If she is actually sick with a pregnancy related condition, she would have to start her maternity leave then.
You do not have to have any time off before baby is due: my colleague is planning to start her m/l on her due date - if baby comes early she'll have to start it then.
She should ask to see her employer's maternity leave policy, which may be available online. Read that and all should become clear.
Are you saying that she wants to stop working at the end of August? She can start maternity leave no more than 11 weeks before her due date.
This won't give the right information about payments, as her employer has a more generous policy than the statutory minimum, but it may help you a bit.
I am not sure yet what will happen to me, I'm waiting for the next guidance to come out but as a unvaccinated asthmatic, who cares for so many women and their babies I do feel we are still quite vulnerable so the advice may not change.
Also, If you go off work with a pregnancy related illness I think the advice above is incorrect, they can only start your mat leave if you are 36 weeks pregnant.
I don't want the vaccine whilst pregnant either but I'll get it as soon as hes born. I think that's rubbish to say it's gone, it hasn't, it's less because of the restrictions but with them easing again soon and the threat of the indian variant its bound to increase again but obviously the older and most vulnerable are protected so should be less deaths.
I dont think I should be forced to have the vaccine whilst pregnant either, they have only just decided its 'safe' which is way too quick in my opinion. So pregnant unvaccinated women will still be high risk. One of my colleagues is going off in 3 weeks also at 28 weeks so they are still currently doing that at my hospital. We mix with so many women/partners/other staff we work with which changes shift by shift.
I hope she is getting on okay in her pregnancy!
Personally, I worked until 2 weeks before my due date with number 1 then took annual leave for those last 2 weeks (didn't end up using them as DC was born the day after!), number 2 I took 3 weeks of annual leave before my maternity leave started.