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Maternity / paternity / parental / adoption leave

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Below you will find a high-level process map showing the various steps involved in updating your record should you have a period of maternity/paternity/parental/adoption leave.

Click on the numbers below to reveal more information about each step.

  • 1 HR advises the Administration Team you are commencing maternity / paternity / parental / adoption leave

    Nothing for you to do at this stage as HR will let the Administration Team know you are commencing maternity / paternity / parental / adoption leave.

  • 2 The Administration Team updates your record accordingly

    Your record will be updated to reflect the fact you are on maternity / paternity / parental / adoption leave.

  • 3 HR advises the Administration Team if you are returning from maternity / paternity / parental / adoption leave

    At the appropriate time HR will be talking to you about returning to work. Once you have decided what you are doing HR will let the Administration Team know.

  • 4 Returning to work - your record is updated

    Your record will be updated to reflect the fact that you have returned to work. Your record will also reflect any changes to your working hours (for example if you decide to change to part-time hours).

  • 5 Not returning to work - you will be treated as leaving Service

    If you decide not to return to work, you will generally be treated as if you left Service on the latter of 18 weeks after the date your maternity leave or statutory maternity pay ceases.