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Returning to work - your rights

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NCT's Big Weekend 2010
Returning to work - your rights
Presented by Juliette Franklin, Russell Jones & Walker Solicitors (Cardiff Office)

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Returning to work - your rights

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  2. 2. Returning to work – your rightsJuliette FranklinRussell Jones & Walker Solicitors (Cardiff Office)<br />
  3. 3. Returning to Work – Your Rights<br />Juliette Franklin<br />Russell Jones & Walker, Cardiff office<br />16 May 2010<br />
  4. 4. Returning to Work – General Principles<br />Ordinary maternity leave (“OML”) – 26 weeks<br />Additional maternity leave (“AML”) – 26 weeks<br />12 months’ entitlement unless you tell your employer otherwise<br />28 days’ notice if you intend to return to work before the end of OML<br />8 weeks’ notice if you intend to return to work early after AML<br />
  5. 5. Returning to Work – General Principles<br />OML – return to same job<br />AML – return to work to the same job unless that is not reasonably practicable<br />If not, suitable job on terms and conditions which are no less favourable<br />Risk assessment on return<br />Health and safety issues concerning you and your baby<br />What if you do not want to return?<br /><ul><li>Contractual notice
  6. 6. Accrued holiday pay
  7. 7. Repayment of SMP
  8. 8. Repayment of contractual maternity pay?</li></li></ul><li>Keeping in Touch Days<br />“KIT” days<br />Up to 10 days without maternity leave coming to an end or loss of maternity pay<br />Why?<br />Maintaining contact<br />When?<br />Not in the two weeks immediately following birth<br />Reasonable contact<br />
  9. 9. Breastfeeding<br />Written notice to employer<br />Specific individual risk assessment<br />Rest facilities<br />Private, clean and safe place with fridge facilities<br />
  10. 10. Flexible Working<br />Right to request flexible working and not the right to work flexibly<br />What is flexible working?<br />Who has the right?<br />How to make the request<br />
  11. 11. Flexible Working<br />Granting of the request<br />Refusal of the request<br />Failure to follow procedures<br />Indirect sex discrimination<br />
  12. 12. Paternity Leave<br />Two weeks paid leave<br />Employee with a contract of employment<br />Biological father or the mother’s husband or partner (including a partner in a same sex relationship)<br />Rate of pay<br />Length of qualifying service<br />Notice<br />
  13. 13. Paternity Leave<br />Work and Families Act 2006<br />Additional Paternity Leave<br />Expected to be introduced on 3rd April 2011<br />Up to 26 weeks’ additional paternity leave<br />Statutory paternity pay<br />Self-certification<br />How many will take up the right?<br />
  14. 14. Returning to Work – Your Rights<br />Thank you very much for listening<br />Any questions?<br />
  15. 15. Returning to Work – Your Rights<br />Juliette Franklin<br />Russell Jones & Walker<br /> Landore Court, 51 Charles Street<br /> Cardiff <br /> CF10 2GD<br />Telephone – 029 2192 1828<br />E-mail – j.j.franklin@rjw.co.uk<br />

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