Kitti has it right. The total period of absence cannot be more than 12 months including any annual leave or LSL. I actually think this is pretty fair. Some people have 13 weeks LSL and loads of annual leave so if this wasn't the case then in theory you could have someone out on leave for 15-18 months! Bit unreasonable from the employers point of view.
As mentioned you do have the option to request up to additional 12 months leave after the initial 12 month period but it might not be accepted. If you do ask to use your three weeks leave at the end of the 12 months, it is likely they would ask you to do this option and apply for the extended leave.
Sorry it's not the answer you were looking for but HR have given you the right advice.
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03-02-2012 15:41 #11
03-02-2012 15:43 #12
Of course employers can always agree to exceptions so if yours has then that's great!
03-02-2012 22:43 #13
Thanks for all the info everyone I'm taking the annual leave before so I finish work on the 11th of may giving me 5 weeks till edd
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18-07-2013 21:42 #14
Do all workplaces have maternity leave...I can't recall reading anything about it in my contract hmmm
18-07-2013 21:49 #15
Yes - unpaid parental leave is available to all permanent (and casual) employees who have been with their company over 12months.
Paid parental leave is an entitlement from the govt which you may be eligible for.
Some companies have paid parental leave too - but not all.
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19-07-2013 08:26 #16
My work is allowing me to take annual leave as annual leave. This starts 25/8 and my maternity leave starts 6 weeks later and still giving me 52 weeks plus 6 weeks annual leave. My employer does not have a paid maternity leave so i will only get the govt ppl after my annual leave. I have been told that my leave enttitlements freeze when on maternity leave but will accrue while on annual leave.
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19-07-2013 08:58 #17
Yeah annual leave only accrues during periods of paid leave, not unpaid leave.
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