Below are some key things you should consider and do.

  • You should visit the Maternity page on People Anytime and read the Council’s Maternity Guidance.
  • The employee should notify you of their pregnancy and provide you with the completed Notification of Pregnancy Form. You should send this form to People and Organisation.
  • The HRSC will send you the  Pregnancy & Maternity Checklist for Managers, click here for an example. This checklist provides a breakdown on what needs to be done by you at each stage of the maternity process such as risk assessment, pregnancy related illness, recording of keeping in touch (KIT) days etc.
  • You should note forthcoming antenatal appointments the employee has (the employee should provide as much notice as possible, providing evidence except for the first appointment).
  • You may need to consider the employee’s workload, handover arrangements and whether any cover will be required to fill the post.
  • If the employee is considering flexible working on their return to work, they should contact you re this far in advance as possible and submit the application form prior to you. You should consider any such request and make any necessary arrangements.
  • Discuss with the employee, arrangements for their return, including their job and ensure they receive all appropriate updates eg a new system

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