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Sandwell Metropolitan borough council

The home page for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council.

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9 Apr 2024

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GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

Government Administration

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

Enhanced Maternity Policy

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Policy Details

6 weeks of 90% contractual earnings, plus 12 weeks of 50% maternity pay, then statutory.

How long do you have to work at the company to qualify?

2. All employees that meet the criteria for the full entitlement of maternity are eligible to apply for the half pay aspect of maternity pay. The criteria for the half pay aspect of maternity pay is:
a. You have one year’s continuous Local Government service by the beginning of the eleventh week before the expected week of confinement you will qualify for occupational maternity pay.

b. You must still be employed by the Council at the beginning of the eleventh week before the expected week of confinement, regardless of whether or not you are at work, i.e. a contract of employment must still exist.

If you decide to cease employment whilst on leave what is the clawback policy?

If you do not return for a minimum of 12 weeks after maternity leave you are required to pay back the 50% pay element.

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