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Taymay61

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Maternity Leave
« on: 10-05-18, 11:53AM »
Okay, So I need some help and I'll provide a little background.

I joined the store with my interviewer knowing I was in my third trimester. I expressed repeatedly that I would like to come back after taking time off for maternity.

I'm now coming up to the final few weeks of my pregnancy, and I'm getting worried. My Temp-Flexi contract expires just after my EDOB, and even though my manager has assured me that they're happy to keep me on afterwards, (I'm only planning to take 6 months of leave if that) I can't help feeling worried that If I take more than the mandatory two weeks off I may not be renewed.

Any ideas at all?

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Re: Maternity Leave
« Reply #1 on: 10-05-18, 12:50PM »
Don't worry,
There's an unwritten rule in employment that pregnant people are unsackable.

If your contract is terminated, including temp then the employment lawyers will have a field day and will queue up to fight your case.

Tesco know this, so, once again you are virtually unsackable in regards to your contract.

Before all the posts come in if you do anything deemed gross misconduct then Tesco will dismiss you, but not without very, very serious consideration.

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Re: Maternity Leave
« Reply #2 on: 10-05-18, 07:54PM »
Is it not advisable for Taymay61 to get something in writing from MM about being kept on, Don't see how one can be 'sacked' if temp contract has expired.  But I hope to be corrected.
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Re: Maternity Leave
« Reply #3 on: 11-05-18, 08:10AM »
Yes, ask for it in writing. Surely there needs to be something in writing before maternity leave anyway? And join the union, if you are not in it, and get advice from a rep.
Tesco managers are great at saying one thing and doing another.

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Re: Maternity Leave
« Reply #4 on: 11-05-18, 08:24AM »
Have to agree. The amount of times new managers have come in, to be told by colleagues on their department, that this or that was ok and agreed with the previous manager. The usual reply being, they're the manager now, and unless the agreement was in writing, then it will be done their way.
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Re: Maternity Leave
« Reply #5 on: 11-05-18, 08:46AM »
Taymay61

You need to get proper advice on this, from your Union office or ACAS. What if your confinement date runs over, or past your contract end date?? If this is a possibility, how would it stand ???

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