Enhanced Maternity Pay

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 13 October 2015
Lindsay Gibson
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Our company’s policy is to offer only statutory maternity pay, with no enhanced company maternity pay scheme in place. However, I have been approached by a manager who wants to provide enhanced maternity pay for a high-performing employee in her team. How do I handle it?

Lindsay Gibson writes:

There will be no problem with offering enhanced maternity pay to the high-performing employee, provided a couple of precautionary steps are taken. 

The risk with providing the enhanced maternity terms to the high-performing employee, is that employees taking maternity leave in the future could try to argue that they too were entitled to receive the enhanced terms instead of the statutory minimum.

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