Knowing what to say (and do) when an employee tells you they are pregnant, can be a dilemma. On one hand, you are delighted for them. But on the other, you're thinking about the legal steps you need to take, how much it's going to cost and how you'll cope without them and the hassle of finding their replacement.
Many business owners have contacted me for advice on what to do and what steps to take, so I've created this Maternity Toolkit, which is designed to take through the legal process. It will save you HOURS of time, and helps take the stress out of knowing what steps you need to take and when.
Essentially, I've done the hard work for you.
Who's it for?
This Maternity Toolkit is perfect for you, if you're a small business owner (or even an Operations / Office Manager with HR Responsibilities) and you are looking for some help with managing pregnant employees and managing the maternity process.
What's Included in this Toolkit?
All the important documents you will need when it comes to an employee being pregnant or going on maternity leave.
You'll feel confident on the process you need to follow, understand the important legal bits and save hours of time googling and creating your own versions. Use again and again as needed.
Maternity Policy - which you can send to your employee to explain the process and what they are entitled to such as eligibility, length of leave, holiday, maternity pay, time off for antenatal classes
Handy Checklist- so you know what you need to do as an employer and when you need to do it, to comply with the law
Pregnancy Risk Assessment Template - Which you can go through with your employee to identify ask tasks they may not longer be able to do. There are two versions (one for office workers and one for women doing more manual labour e.g. pickers and packers, beauticians hairdressers etc. which could involve heavy lifting or exposure to chemicals)
Maternity Leave Letter Template - which sets out their entitlements, start date, return date, keeping in touch days and pay etc.
Return to Work Letter - When they are due to return, to remind them of the date they need to return to work and support that's available to them.
Bonus Letter / Email Templates - A range of handy pre-written templates to cover a variety of situations, such as arranging keeping in touch days, sad situations such as miscarriages and stillbirth, going AWOL / not returning from maternity leave etc.
All letter templates can be personalised for your business. You'll just need to add your company logo and check/change the bits highlighted in red.
Plus you'll get ...
Immediate access after purchase Great value - Buy once and reuse time and time again as needed Access to updated versions Support after purchase, if needed
Please note this Toolkit is a downloadable, customisable general template for you to make your own & to fit your business. The documents, or anything on this website, should not be construed as legal advice. Use of this website, and purchase of any documents, are subject to these terms.
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