A7.1 If your contract is due to end after the 11th week before the EDC and you have 12 months continuous service your contract will be extended to allow you to receive 52 weeks leave including occupational and statutory maternity pay and 13 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. If you do not have 12 months continuous service you may still be entitled to Statutory Maternity Pay if you have 26 weeks continuous employment at the qualifying week. If your contract is due to end prior to the 11th week before the EDC you will not receive any occupational maternity pay from NHSGGC however you may still be entitled to SMP or maternity allowance. The Payroll Department will be able to confirm your entitlements.
A7.2 There will be no right to return if your contract would have ended had your pregnancy and childbirth not occurred. Your contract will be terminated under the provisions of ending a fixed term contract at the end of your Maternity Leave.
Q7.3 No, the repayment provisions will not apply if your contract would have ended had your pregnancy and childbirth not occurred.
A7.4 If you are on a planned rotation of appointments with one or more NHS employer as part of an agreed programme of training, you will have the right to return to the same post or to the next planned post irrespective of whether your contract would otherwise have ended if pregnancy and childbirth had not occurred. In such circumstances, your contract will be extended to enable you to complete the agreed programme of training. Special rules apply if your rotation to another employer takes place between the 14th and 11th week before your baby is due which may see your entitlement to OMP being paid by your new employer and SMP being paid by your current employer.