Category: FAQs

I have been called for Jury Service. What happens to my pay?

The Court Service will provide you with a Loss of Earnings form. Your line manager will need to check your daily pay rate with Payroll Team and complete the form for the appropriate amount. You will receive payment and a remittance advice from the court for the amount you are being reimbursed. You will then need to make a personal cheque payable to Imperial College and send this, with your remittance advice from the court, to the Payroll Team.

Can I change my maternity / adoption / surrogacy leave dates?

Once you notify your line manager and HR of the date you wish to start your leave, you can change this date provided you notify your manager and HR of the new start date by whichever is the earlier of:

  • 28 days before the date she originally intended to start or leave


  • 28 days before the new date you want to start your leave

Where it is not reasonably practicable for you to give this much notice (for example, in the case of maternity if the baby is born early and you have to start your leave straight away) then you do not have to give this notice.  In these circumstances you should inform the College of the revised date as soon as is practicable.

Once a member of staff has notified her line manager and HR, in writing, of the intended start date of maternity leave, the Senior HR Administrator will, within 28 days, write to the member of staff to notify her of her rights and of the date on which her maternity leave will end.

Can I accompany my partner to her antenatal care appointments during work time?

If your partner is attending appointments for ante-natal care and you wish to accompany them to these appointments, you are encouraged to discuss this with your line manager to establish if it is feasible for you to work flexibly on or immediately prior or after the day of the appointments you wish to attend with your partner.

You must give your line manager as much notice as possible of these appointments.  The decision to allow you to accompany your partner to an appointment is at your line manager’s discretion, therefore if your request is not granted by your line manager there is no avenue for appealing against this decision.