I have worked for my current employer for over four years and am now taking my second period of maternity leave. I have now found that the temporary cover is being paid substantially more than me for working one less day that me. I would welcome your thoughts on where I stand legally on this? I now feel incredibly undervalued by my
company and debating whether I should return.
In my 30th week of pregnancy I was diagnosed with cancer. I then gave my employer a sick note from my consultant which had no end date on it. My baby was delivered at 34 weeks gestation and my maternity leave automatically started then. I then had an operation to remove the cancer which was classed as major surgery (radical hysterectomy) and then six weeks after that I had four weeks' worth of radiotherapy and also chemotherapy. I am wondering if I am entitled to claim this sick time at the end of my maternity leave?
My daughter is expecting her baby in three weeks' time and just found out she qualifies for Maternity Allowance for her part-time job. She told her employer she was pregnant at eight weeks and her boss told her she would only be able to keep her job for three weeks after the baby is born which my daughter accepted and agreed to (she needs the job). We didn't know until now that my daughter is actually entitled to maternity leave of 26 weeks. Has she left it too late to tell the employer she has a right to take the full 26 weeks?
I am currently on maternity leave and my employer has said I cannot return to my job as it no longer exists and have offered me another job. I am very confused as there has been no formal redundancy proceedings. I have read reg 18 of the Maternity and Parental Leave Regulations 1999 (as amended) and it says my employer can refuse to allow me to return to my job where it is no longer reasonable or practicable. What makes it no longer reasonable or practicable? My colleagues Are still doing the same or similar jobs so why does mine not exist? Surely my employer should have looked at redundancy proceedings?
I am currently on maternity leave. I am head of a small specialist team. I am at a senior grade, but officially I am one grade lower than most of the colleagues I work with with an equivalent amount of responsibility. Before going on leave my work started a job evaluation process to resolve inconsistencies in grades around the organisation. As part of this, my job description was revised. I was happy with this because I felt it now properly reflected my role and responsibilities and was hopeful that the inconsistency in my grade would be resolved or at least would be subject to a fair review. The job evaluation process was then suspended so the organisation could focus on a reorganisation instead. My work is currently going through that restructuring process and I am concerned that my role will be diluted and some of my management responsibilities moved to a new post, namely a new manager post created above mine. I have had no consultation to date on my post or intentions with it and have not been sent the full briefings that have been given to all staff. I was invited to one about two months ago, but it was cancelled and not rescheduled. I have been sent emails with brief summaries of all staff briefings, but I can't access the full information remotely. I have requested full copies of all of these now. Proposals I have seen via a colleague show that I would report to a newly created senior manager post who would also manage another team. The new senior manager post is vacant, but would match about 50% of my current post. The other 50% would cover an area where I have no experience or interest. I am now feeling very concerned that these changes are moving forward in my absence without my input. I am worried that existing issues in my post will be disregarded and I will either have to return to a lesser/demoted role or apply for a new post, which is theoretically at the right level, but contains other functions where I have no experience. Am I in a redundancy situation here?