I have a question in regard to maternity cover. I have employed a lady from Dublin on a 9 month maternity contract. Shortly after she started with me she found out that she herself is now 11 weeks pregnant.
I wondered where I stood on having to pay SMP on a contract that is a maternity cover and when the employment contract will end shortly after the baby is due (and the employee is from the south of Ireland). Her 9 month contract started on 10 June 2013. At 2 August she is 11 weeks pregnant. Her baby is due 26 Feb 2014 and her employment contract will officially end on 14 March 2014.