The Government Website has very clear information to guide you through this process. Just follow the underlined links below for more details.
Statutory Maternity Leave
You qualify for Statutory Maternity Leave if:
It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been with your employer, how many hours you work or how much you get paid.
Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP)
To qualify for SMP you must:
- earn on average at least £112 a week
- give the correct notice
- give proof you’re pregnant
- have worked for your employer continuously for at least 26 weeks up to the ‘qualifying week’ – the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth
Work out your qualifying week using the maternity pay calculator.