SMP is not payable until the employee has stopped working. In most cases, this is simply attributed to maternity leave. For a pregnant worker who was made redundant before the start of maternity leave, provided she meets the requirements (26 weeks of continuous service in the 15th week, etc.), she is entitled to SMP. This means that the draft agreement is “off the mark” and cannot be presented to a court as evidence of a confession against one of the parties. The legal concept “without prejudice” is based on the principle that it is useful for the parties to speak freely when trying to reach an agreement. If they know that everything they say in these discussions cannot be used as evidence against them, then it allows the parties to be more open. In Ms. Dare`s case, the tax court again confirmed that a clause purporting to “regulate all rights” could not infringe a right to the PMS – any agreement that purported to exclude or limit a worker`s right to the SMP is, according to the 1992 SSCBA, irrelevant. The tax court also considered whether the US$10,000 transaction paid to Ms. Dare under the COT3 transaction contract negotiated by Acas included her right to SMP. The tax court answered – no. The payment of SMP was not included in the $10,000 award, as the agreement contained no explicit reference to SMP.

As her dismissal took place within 11 weeks of her due date, she was entitled to the Statutory Maternity Allowance (SMP). A portion of her rights in settlement negotiations was submitted to a claim of approximately $41,000 for the “maternity salary”, calculated on the basis of the salary she would have earned during her maternity leave. She eventually received $6000 as a settlement of “all claims.” Here we reflect on whether, and if so, how, you should try to negotiate against you a package out of your job with regard to pregnancy or discrimination in motherhood. Maternity leave, parental leave, etc. The 1999 regulations, Rule 10, are as follows. The same protection applies to shared parental leave under the 2014 Joint Parental Leave Regulations, Regulation 39 and Adoption Leave under the 2002 Paternity and Adoption Leave Regulations, Regulation 23. Do I need independent legal advice before I sign a comparison contract? How much would it cost and how can I pay for it? Yes, if the adoptive mother or father has terminated the period of circumcision or reflection for maternity or adoption leave to transfer part of it to the other parent and the other parent has the opportunity to take joint parental leave with his employer, this has no difference from that parent`s right to joint parental leave when the adoptive parent is dismissed. The other parent may continue to receive joint parental leave during the reserved period. I was fired, but they cling to the employee who replaced me during my maternity leave. Where am I now? In the case of Simpson v Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd UKEAT/0544/09, the employer closed several branches, including Ms. S.`s workplace, while she was on maternity leave.

During the redundancy consultation process, she was invited to apply for a job at a facility in another city. She did not apply and argued that the role should have been offered to her. The employer felt that the role was less favourable and that he had to move. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) stated that it is up to the employer to decide whether a role is appropriate based on what it knows about the employee and his work experience, but Regulation 10 does not allow employers to verify an employee`s suitability by inviting them to evaluate or question them.