I have been offered a new job in a bank and I would like to know what their maternity policy is since I already have a child and I would like another one. My current employer has a 12 weeks fully paid maternity leave policy and I would like to know what level of benefit I would have from my new employer. Is this kind of information public? My potential new employer is publicly listed. The information is not reported in the offer letter and I feel uncomfortable asking directly for obvious reasons.
I have worked for my company for four years, in this time I have covered my manager and deputy manager many times whilst they have been out, I was the only other key holder and had all the responsabilites of a senior member of staff whilst they were away. I am currently on maternity leave and before I left my manager told me she was trying for a baby, I made her very aware I would like to cover her maternity leave whilst she was away if I could. Since I have been away she has become pregnant and is due to leave in October, I am due to return in November. She has recently told me that covering her job role will be my deputy manager which I have no problem with and covering his will be a girl who has been employed in our Birmingham office for two years, who is currently covering my maternity leave. Is it right that I wasn't considered for the job? And wasn't told about it so that I could apply? I have asked for a meeting with her where I plan to ask why I wasn't considered, but this has really offended me, to the point that I want to leave and am really upset about having to go back! I feel like I'm in a no win situation because it's too late now.
I'm currently on maternity leave getting satutory maternity pay. In my time on maternity leave I have started a business as a sole trader. I'm pretty sure my employer know this now as we use the same social networks. Am I jeopardising my maternity pay by starting this business?
I returned to work in February after taking Additional Maternity Leave (AML) and I immediately put in a grievance because my company refused to reinstate me in my previous role. They said that, while I was away, several changes had happened and that they could no longer sustain my flexible working in this role (I work full time, but with two afternoons from home). My grievance is that the changes haven't affected the job that I was doing and it still exists in the same capacity and, since my flexible working is part of my contract, that I have right to be reinstated in the role. They argue that all they have to give me is a job with the same job title and have moved me onto a different role, claiming this is where they need the resources. In my opinion, this role was a made-up role and didn't really exist. I am still waiting for the outcome to my grievance, but, in the meantime, the company have just announced that they are restructuring and the job they put me into has gone! My worry now is that 1) this makes me vulnerable to redundancy and 2) if they don't make me redundant they will use the opportunity to cancel my flexi working. What do you suggest? Do I have any rights?
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