I was formally offered a post last year and went through all pre-employment checks etc, but the start date was continually delayed. In the meantime I fell pregnant and by the time they offered me work I was off sick in my current job with pregnancy-related complications. I told my potential employer that my start date woud have to be delayed until next month when I finish my maternity leave. However, I have now extended my leave to the end of March, utilising my full 39 weeks as my daughter has been unwell. I have been in contact with the new employer and they have said there is no guarantee there will be a post for me at end of March and I will have to wait till something comes up. The problem is, my current job is a fixed-term contract and actually ends the same day as my maternity leave. Where do I stand on both issues please? i cannot afford to be out of work.
I am currently on maternity leave and due back in april 2010. I have, though, been offered a new job with a competitor which will start April 2010. Can you please advise as it is standard policy at work to place you on garden leave if you go to a competitor. Would my old employer have to pay me full wages for the last month on my maternity when I hand in my notice or would they have to pay me standard maternity pay?
I have worked in this country in telecommunications design for 12 years. I was made redundant three years ago. I had 13 years' experience as a qualified architect overseas, but need to get my qualification recognised here. Am I eligible for any financial help?
I have a Manufacturing Engineering degree and 15 years' experience in industry. I have been out of the workplace for 7 years. The only way back into work I have come up with is to assess NVQs in Engineering, but it's hard to find something locally that is school hours. Any suggestions?
I was made redundant and have applied for over 300 positions. It could be a problem with my CV or my reference due to a difficult former manager. I have even applied for cleaning positions. I would like to do something more creative and home-based.