I think you'll have to talk to your employer. My A/L year runs from April 07 to March 08. I'm going on maternity leave in October 07 til April 08, i'll then be adding on 6 days bank hols and then I'll be adding on 20 days A/L that I'll have accrued between April 07 and March 08 (bringing me up to June 08). That means I'm not using any A/L from next years quota. Sorry, not sure if that helps you at all.
you cant take all of your annual leave - just what you have accrued during the 26 weeks off - thats for the most part anyway unless you arrange something privately with your emp but thats not your entitlement
re going back early - not sure on this - i know self-employed people often go back earlier but dont know about the entitlements, i know your empl can take you back early but dont know if you could [b:13z8zj9s]continue [/b:13z8zj9s]to get the mat benefit
You cannot claim maternity benefit and work at the same time so, if you return to work early, your maternity benefit will stop.
Girls is it 16 or 18 weeks unpaid - just reading this and trying to calculate it out but I thought it was 16 but a few of ye have said 18??
16 weeks unpaid for the year 2007 and 2008 - think there is talk of changing it in 2008 budget and that will probably be for anyone who starts leave after April 08
Thanks for that Charli - was hoping there was an extra two weeks hidden there from me
I'm a teacher and read in my into magazine yesterday that we get 39 weeks plus then you can add on a max of 6 weeks holidays, which would give me a total of 45 weeks. I had thought that it was 6 months plus 6 weeks til then. Does anyone know anything about that???