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"My advisor gave friendly, helpful and clear advice at every stage of a very challenging employee situation. I felt supported, but still in control of the process. Highly recommended!"

Debbie Parrish

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Our UK-based experts will help you avoid employment tribunals.

When one of your employees tells you she’s having a baby, this can create a headache for your business.

You need to figure out how to cope without a valuable team member and give her the right amount of maternity leave and pay.

If you don’t, you could face an employment tribunal and a fine of as much as £83,682, plus thousands more in legal fees.

But with help from Employer Advice, it won’t come to this. When you call us, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do to avoid claims of discrimination and unfair dismissal.

And instead of giving you generic, scripted advice, we’ll listen to your needs and guide you in a way that best suits your business.

Get instant Acas advice on maternity leave

If an employee brings a claim of unfair dismissal against you, you must follow the Acas Code of Practice. It’s the law.

Our UK-based specialist advisers know the Acas code back to front, and can answers questions like:

  • What’s the earliest an employee can start maternity leave?
  • How much maternity leave do part-time staff get?
  • How do I calculate maternity pay?
  • Who pays statutory maternity pay?
  • Can I contact staff on maternity leave?

A history of success

Since 1941, Employer Advice has helped thousands of businesses like yours stay up-to-speed with the latest employment laws…

“One of my staff went on maternity leave, then resigned and brought a claim of unfair dismissal against me. Thanks to Employer Advice I was able to show I had done everything according to the law and won the case.” T. Wilkinson, School Director, Crewe

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