Poor treatment during maternity leave

In summary I was downgraded from the Post I left to a new post following re-organisation whilst I was on maternity leave.

I received no communication from HR advisors whilst I was off other than to tell ne of the slot into the new position.  Ultimately there was no possibility of me applying for other grades or being considered for other grades.

Policies in place at the time indicated I should have received grade protection not just salary protection. HR did not follow the procedures in place.

Follow up with the Union suggested I stood no chance of appeal because the "grade protection" in the policy had been challenged before and it had been decised this was only salary protection.

The salary protection has meant I have had no pay increase for the past 13 years.

Why the contribution is important

IOndicates poor treatment whilst taking advantage of family frindly policies during a period of re-organisation which left me feeling isolated and unappreciated.

Family friendly policies are still given a light touch despite looking great.  Inconsistencies are obvious throughout the organisation and it would be better if we could name and shame.

by Paws on March 29, 2018 at 02:07PM

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  • Posted by FTWW April 09, 2018 at 10:30

    One of our members reports a lack of dialogue between her and her employer during maternity leave. Whilst nobody wants to be harangued during this period, having some means of maintaining regular communication during the period would be helpful, a) so that the employee can ensure she is still kept in the loop with the business, especially if her role changes, and b) so that there is some opportunity to let the employer know of any issues.

    Our member felt that her absence was seen as an opportunity to re-design the business model to such an extent that her role was no longer needed, and that she was surplus to requirements. This ultimately resulted in her contract not being renewed.
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