I've recently returned to work but am considering resigning (it's just not working out). I assumed i would return to work so took full maternity pay. I'm currently on leave and was given the option to either take pay with the intension to return to work or take pay as if I wasn't returning. In all other circumstances it is highly unlikely that teachers would be due any holiday pay. All straightforward enough but my colleague who is herself about to go on maternity leave, pointed out a paragraph in her maternity benefits letter from HR which states that if she doesn't return to work for a minimum of 6 months then she will have to repay her maternity pay. Hello mums. In this situation, you’ll have to pay back not only the company’s share of the premium, but also your share of the premium—if you failed to pay it and the company paid it for you. So far the only time that a teacher has been entitled to holiday pay was when the employee didn't return to work after the maternity leave. What to know about your leave options if you're not ready to return to work Published Thu, May 21 2020 12:05 PM EDT Updated Fri, May 22 2020 11:15 AM EDT Jennifer Liu @jljenniferliu However, this right to reimbursement does not apply if you return to work for 30 days or more. Full time temporary 1/365 basis: Temporary teachers who are appointed for a period of not less than one year, and who work 32.4 hours per week For example, if you return to work for two out of the three months required under your policy and you are unable to continue working, it would be reasonable to repay 1/3 rd of your contractual maternity pay. It wasn't because I didn't like my school or job but when I was on maternity leave with dd (dear daughter) I got a promotion to head of department at a different school and didn't return to my old school. Marianna Ruggerio, a physics teacher at Auburn High School in Rockford, Ill., is eight months pregnant with her second child. Pro rata teachers may work casual hours or days over and above the set hours agreed. Are there any teachers out there who have been on maternity leave and not returned to work? No matter how you feel about returning to work after parental leave, you should know that new parents usually aren't required to return to work after the baby is born. Teacher's maternity pay is only good if you go back whereas I know people in the civil service and private sectors who have had nearly full pay for six months and did not need to return to keep it. I just returned to work in my new job. Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) If you only received SMP you will have got 90% of your normal weekly earnings during the first six weeks of maternity leave, and for the remaining 33 weeks of statutory maternity leave, maternity pay paid at the flat rate, which is currently £140.98 or 90% of your normal weekly earnings per week, if lower. If you're considering quitting your job after maternity (or paternity) leave, know that the decision involves many considerations, both financial and legal. I've had to pay it back but then made sure I was back at work for the summer holidays to lessen the blow. The calculation can be a bit long but let me know if you would like me to give more details. This is a bitter sweet decision as I have always enjoyed working with you and the team but my new family situation means I want to spend as much time as possible with my child. Yes. Her school district does not offer paid maternity … Pro rata teachers may work in one or more schools. After much thought and consideration, I have decided not to return to work after my maternity leave. If you have returned to work for part of the period required you should only be required to repay part of the maternity pay. 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