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Maternity/paternity leave summary

This is a summary of our maternity/paternity leave policies. This is on the Wiki primarily so that we can share it with prospective team members.

This may be out of date: for the full current policies, please see the CharlieHR handbook.

Family friendly policies overview

All team members who have been employed by Ellipsis for a continuous period of at least 26 weeks at the end of the qualifying week (this is the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth) are entitled to family leave and pay.

Just to let you know, all pregnant team members can take reasonable paid time off for ante-natal care appointments. We’d love for you to give us as much notice as possible. We’re also under a duty to assess any risks that may affect you at work during your pregnancy, so we’ll carry out a risk assessment to identify and minimise these risks.

You will also continue to accrue holiday while you are on family leave, and you are encouraged to take any outstanding holiday due to you before the commencement of your leave.

Family Friendly Leave and Pay

Provided you meet the eligibility requirements set out by government, you will receive family leave at the following rates:

Maternity or Adoption (primary caregiver): 

  • 12 weeks at 100% of pay
  • 12 weeks at 50% of pay
  • 15 weeks at the statutory rate
  • 13 weeks unpaid

We will try to keep you up to date with all that is happening here. This may be to let you know about any changes, invite you to attend a particular event or to offer a training opportunity. If we offer and you wish to accept, you can work up to 10 ‘keep in touch’ days during your leave without this affecting your Statutory Maternity Pay.

For returning primary caregivers, we will offer full time pay for four days of work per week for a three-month period when you return from family friendly leave. We also offer a generous flexitime policy for nursery, schools, sports days etc.

Paternity (or secondary carer):

  • 8 weeks at 100% pay
Updated on December 29, 2023

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