After returning from maternity leave I was told I could work part-time hours. On my first day back I was told I can only do this for one month and after that it will be back to full time. I understand that maybe this is a business need, but can they be allowed to treat me like this? The initial agreement was made over the phone and not in writing.
There has been restructuring whilst I am on maternity leave. I was asked if I wanted a new role which was similar to the one I held previously (this was additional responsibilities to my main role). I said that I would accept this if I had to return to work full time (as I was going through a flexible working appeal). My appeal was refused. Then during informal discussions it was verbally agreed that I could return part time for one year and someone else would do my additional responsibilities and I would then pick them up after the agreed part time period.
Days later I was told that I couldn't return part time so I assumed that I would return full time with the additional responsibilities, as I had previously agreed to. In a subsequent meeting I was told, in an off the cuff remark, that my additional responsibilities had been given to someone else. At the time I didn't say anything as I was still negotiating for a part-time return. However, now I have been told that I have to return full time and someone else is currently doing my additional responsibilities. I am not happy that I am returning on the same contract eg full time,
but my management role has been taken away from me- even if it is only for a year (and to be honest, I am not sure that I trust this would be the case!). I have had 12 months maternity. Can I refuse to have my responsibility taken away from me, given that I said I wanted to keep it if I returned full time?
I am currently on maternity leave and moved away from the area where I used to live a few months ago. I work in the IT Industry and the company I work for tends to encourage home working and all the necessary solutions are in place and I have for years worked form home at last one day a week. I contacted my employer earlier in the year requesting flexible working (part time and working from home) and they asked me to contact them again in June, which I did. They emailed me to inform me that they couldn't agre to the terms I requested and could have a meeting to discuss further. We then met with HR at the end of July and i explained I am prepared to work full time and look at a different or more junior role, but would have to be home based. They said they would come back to me within 14 days, but took until 19th August (my statutory mat pay finishes at the and of August). Unfortunately they can't offer me any role within the copmany that is home based. Now what? Do I have to resign from my role?
After returning from maternity leave I was told I can work part-time hours. On my first day back I was told I can only do this for one month and after that it will be back to full time. I understand that maybe this is a business need, but can they be allowed to treat me like this? The initial agreement was made over the phone and not in writing.
I've been on maternity leave for 10 months now and am due to go back in a month's time. I asked for a 3-day block working week in mid April, then 6 weeks later I was told that I would have a 48-hour response time to queries from the business so I may have to do some work on the other two days (perhaps 30 minutes was suggested). I offered 3 1/2 days. Then I didn't get a response for one month. I've since been offered four days, and a change to my job description. I appealed four days in the office and said that I would like one to be working from home as the company has a working from home policy. I even have a password key to access all files and emails online through Citrix, and it's always been acceptable in the past. I'v been told that this is no longer acceptable and I will have to work in the office as we are a customer-facing organisation. However, most of my stakeholders are at different locations so all contact would be by email and phone. I suppose my question is is this indirect sex discrimination? They have a working from home policy, but are now saying it's not allowed.