How should maternity pay be paid to an employee on fixed-term contract?Posted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 1 February 2019
Q: An employee is pregnant but on a fixed-term contract. What is the expected way to pay maternity pay?
Scott: “An employee is pregnant but on a fixed-term contract. Due to prior employment, they have the relevant length of service and I understand they’re entitled to maternity pay but not sure about maternity leave. What is the expected way to pay maternity pay? Is it a lump sum or over the nine months for which they qualify? What if their contract end date is after when they want to commence maternity leave?” So, basically, fixed-term contracts, are they treated any different to permanent contracts?
Seamus: The simple answer, no. The employee has the relevant length of service. So, the 26
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