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I actually hear about this happening to a lot of women returning to work after maternity leave. In fact two of the stories were from friends of mine. However, they did not do anything about it as its stressful, exhausting to deal with after just having a baby, which is why many employers get away with it...it's so sad to hear about stories like this.

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I agree, something similar is happening to me at the moment. I'm actually too scared to bring it up with my boss or be seen to be discussing with HR as it impacts on his behaviour towards me. I feel that he's not pleased to see me back from maternity (despite never having an issue with my performance) and would be glad of any excuse to get rid of me. Why is it still possible in 2012 for employers to get away with this?

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Had a brilliant day at work - was informed recently that I would need to give up my desk to a full timer who does the same work as me and I desk hop around the office - do you think I have a case, feeing very low and isolated.

Editor: Could you send in your query via the Advice & Support/Q & A page box as we need more information on why this has happened, what hours you work and whether this is part of a pattern of discrimination for our expert to answer and we will then have your email to respond directly.

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I have the same problem - returned to work last week and am expected to desk hop. They have also taken on the person who was covering my maternity leave, hence I no longer have a desk. So my job is basically covered and my desk has gone, I have dropped 1 day a week so I understand there needs to be cover, but they have kept this person on 4 days a week. I feel like a spare part.

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