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What happens if my employer attempts to avoid paying me Statutory Adoption Pay?

Your employer is not allowed to terminate your contract of employment simply because they want to avoid paying you SAP. If your employer does this, and you would have been employed by them in the qualifying week if they hadn’t terminated your contract, and you had been employed by them for at least eight weeks continuously before your contract was terminated, then you will be viewed as having worked continuously for your employer up to the child’s placement with you for adoption.

Your normal weekly earnings will be calculated using the earnings you had in the eight weeks immediately before your contract was terminated.