How to quit your job whilst on maternity leave
Maternity leave can be a strange time for most women. When you take the time off to have your baby and be there for the first few weeks you will probably be fully intending to go back to work once your leave is up. However, things can change during this time and when it comes to going back to work you may find that you need something different to look after your family or just aren’t ready to return to work yet. Here are some tips for quitting your job gracefully whilst on maternity leave.
- Read your contract. Before you quit your job during leave, you should be reading your contract to make sure that you are actually able to leave without your company being able to start a lawsuit against you. If anything confuses you then speak to a solicitor before proceeding.
- Give as much notice as you can. If you already know a month before you are due to go back that you don’t want to return then don’t delay, and let your employer know sooner rather than later. This gives them the opportunity to find someone to cover you before they are left high and dry.
- Put your notice in writing. You should call your employer as soon as you know you won’t be returning so that you can speak to them more personally. However, your resignation should also be in writing to make it official, and for your employer’s records.
- Pick up your personal belongings and drop off company equipment. Anything you have, such as keys or passes, should be returned to your company, and you should pick up your own belongings whilst you are there.
Finding the best solicitors in Hadleigh
If you have had an accident at work, or have been forced to leave your job for reasons other than wanting to quit, because of an injury which you feel was caused by your employer, then you may want to find solicitors in Hadleigh and make a claim for compensation against your employer.
The best way to make a compensation claim is to use solicitors in Hadleigh, who can work with you and on your behalf to make the process easier on you. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about what has happened to you, and why you feel that you are entitled to compensation.
They will be able to talk you through the claims process, so that you can decide whether or not you want to proceed with a claim. If you do then you will be passed over to our solicitors in Hadleigh who can make a start on your claim. Your solicitors in Hadleigh will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis, to help you to get the compensation you deserve.