What happens if a participant goes on maternity, paternity, or agreed unpaid leave?
If a participant in the scheme takes unpaid leave for any reason during the term of the Funding Plan, then payments can be suspended for the duration of such unpaid leave. On the participant's return to work, you can recommence the payments to cover the period of unpaid leave and extend the Funding Plan accordingly.
Participation in Techscheme, like any other salary sacrifice arrangement, may affect entitlement to maternity/paternity benefits. Participants are advised to contact their HR department for further information.