I have a member of staff who is pregnant, but her FTC is due to expire one month after her baby is born.
She has all the qualifying service requirements for 4 months occupational maternity pay and SMP.
I have three questions:
1 – do I end the FTC as normal, and therefore she won’t get the full OMP
2 – I understand that I am liable for SMP, so how do I pay this if her FTC has ended as normal.
3 – if I have to pay SMP and keep her on the payroll, doesn’t this mean that her contract is automatically extended until the end of her maternity leave – in which case am I liable for full OMP?
For the record, I have absolutely no problem with her being pregnant and I am really pleased for her.