While women in full-time employment receive statutory maternity pay
from their firms, self-employed women receive maternity allowance from the Government.
While it's definitely worth claiming maternity allowance if you're self-employed, be aware that the benefit is a lot less generous than statutory maternity pay
Looking at both cases the Court of Appeal was asked to consider whether the failure to match pay in the case of share parental leave to the level of maternity pay
amounted to sex discrimination.
The scheme has been brought in 18 months after Labour councillor Brigid Jones, 31 who is now the city's deputy leader, complained that she would have to give up work to start a family as there is no maternity pay
, sick pay or pension scheme.
"We conclude therefore that both Ms Edwards and (Employee A) have experienced detriment by late payment of Statutory Maternity Pay
(SMP), which had a significant impact, and we uphold the complaints of victimisation."
For the remaining 33 weeks of their statutory maternity pay
, they can only claim PS139.58 a week, or 90% of their average weekly earnings - whichever is lower.
Ros Bragg, director of UK charity Maternity Action, said: "Without adequate maternity pay
, women's choices Ireland decently-paid leavey ut ity es are limited and many cannot afford to take their leave entitlements.
Statutory sick pay will increase to 89.35 [pounds sterling] and statutory maternity pay
and pay for other family leave will increased.
VODAFONE launched a "pioneering" global maternity pay
scheme yesterday to stop thousands of women leaving the workforce every year and save businesses billions.
A NEW mum with a fake ID claimed PS7,000 maternity pay
from Morrisons before they found out she should never have been working in Wales.
Looking at the time that I have spent in the last 12 months: Pensions auto -enrolment - researching, talking to advisors, filling in forms, providing information (three days); Real Time Information payroll - including additional time sending reports and liaising with HM Revenue & Customs re their misallocation of payments/ failure to give credit for Maternity Pay
(two days); Pre-employment right to work checks for new employees (one hour); Government generated surveys (two days); Money laundering checks on new clients and routine updates (six days); Downtime Health and Safety reviews/PAT testing etc (one day); VAT returns (four days); Other bits and pieces, including keeping up to speed on changes (three days).