Tuesday, 8 April 2008
I was at my daughter's football match this last weekend and realised one of the other mums was expecting, with about 8 weeks left before D-day (after an eleven year gap! Brave woman!) She unfortunately misses the 1st October dedaline- which is when the new maternity regs applies- to babies born after 1st October. If she'd timed it better her job would have been more secure- the employer has to hold it open because all contractual rights are preserved, except for renumeration. This means she would have accrued all holidays too- not just the working time regs ones. Alas, time management and baby accidents don't go hand in hand!