Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:28 pm
Post subject: martenity
hi everyone just need a little advice my marternity will be ending soon and my boss has told me that i will have to take a jobs that availiable at the time and not my old position as she has given it to someone else can she do this just need some advice thanks in advance xxx
Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:51 pm
"Your employment rights are protected while on Statutory Maternity Leave, but your employer is allowed to contact you to ask when you’re planning to return."
Your right to go back to the same job depends on when you return. If you return after:
the first 26 weeks you have a right to the same job with the same terms and conditions
the last 26 weeks your employer must offer you the same job or another role with the same terms and conditions
so if you're in the second lot of 26 weeks, if the job they've offered you is similar with very similar hours then they ARE actually allowed....