This is a discussion on EDD in Dec 2011 within the Year 2011 and earlier Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by marmalade woah, thank goodness. Job can always find another one, but your baby is precious !! so ...
but did you do anything wrong prior to that ? if your appraisal is ok all the while and then suddenly you get sacked, isn't that obvious ? unless if the company is having funds problem then it might be diffcult to prove but at least you get some compensation should they wish to let you go.
I strongly think one should report the matter to MOM and then fight against such irresponsible employer. i dont have such experience (*touchwood) but we as employees should have our rights, else they think women can just be taken for granted.
but now you are with another new company ya ? so hopefully they are not like that.
My take on this is actually if the employers treat their staff like that - unreasonable dismissal and all, we should just move on. They are not worth our time and heartache. If can fight, fight. But if can't I believe end of their day it's their loss to be shortsighted. And what goes around comes around. And these are the last peple who should cause us to be distraught during pregnancy.. They are so not worth it
BIG QN: is it possible to know the gender of the baby at week 14?
Another thing was that I got a fat bonus in Dec 2009 and I informed them I was pregnant in Jan 2010... In Mar 2010, they warned about the decline in work performance and even put it in writing and in May, I was asked to go... What do you gals think? All these happened within a short span of time, even though they gave me a good bonus just before they knew about my pregnancy... When later I argued about this point, they said oh, my bonus was one of the lowest amongst all the other staff... BUT when during the year end review, they did not mention that much of an unsatisfactory performance from me (of course there will be a few minor ones but nothing like really major)... So it's kinda crap, right?
I did not continue with the fight as I was really stressed during that pregnancy and emotionally down... Didn't think it was worth the emotional breakdown which may affect my pregnancy or whatsoever... Moreover, I am fighting against a bunch of lawyers (I was working in law firm), as well as all their staff whom they asked (or forced) to sign statements to prove that they are nice to their staff... I felt that I was fighting the fight alone and it stressed me further... So ya, gave up in the end... Cos like I said, dont't think it was worth the emotional roller coster ride after all... I might as well try and stay happy for the remaining of my pregnancy...
Nope, I am not with a new company now... I was terminated at 5 months of pregnancy and it was impossible to find another job after that job... And shortly after, I am now pregnant with another so ya, no work for me now... Will be stay at home mum till kids go to childcare I think... See how it goes...
Sorry for the long post! The unpleasant thoughts all came back at once and I had to pen them down to let off some steam! Hehe... =P
When your no. 2 is out, no. 1 how many months already? When I pop my no. 2, no. 1 is about 14 to 15 months and I think I will go crazy cos I think no. 1 is just learning how to walk, climb, you know, have to watch him real close to avoid accidents and still got a newborn to take care of! Oh my! I can't imagine! Haha... =x
This pregnancy started after 6 months from delivery so I also worried "factory" have not't recover yet then it's not good... But it feels the same as my previous pregnancy... Only more tired and a bit light-headed at times... You take care, gal... Eat more tonics... Hehe... But think not right now... Later then can take tonics right?
I guess I really should have just went to the MP as my hubby suggested... Sigh... Maybe the letter would have weighed more and the MOM officer will act in a more efficient manner... He kept telling me, my case is not a good case... =/
In the letter which my MP wrote to MOM, they highlighted the date of my appointment. I was extremely lucky that my last day of work fell in the first day of my last 6 months pregnancy so I was protected under the other act (not the employment act). So in the end my employer compensated an 'ex-gratia payment' of 2 months salary.
Yah in the end I get 2 months salary from my employer and 8 weeks government paid maternity from MCYS
You should have told the officer that you would like to go ahead and lodge a complaint. MOM will then conduct an investigation on the company etc.
The Child Development Co-Savings Act:
Within 6 months from your EDD
Termination/dismissal (without sufficient cause)/retrenchment with maternity benefits
Within 3 months from your EDD
Above was what MOM practised during that time but I just tried to copy word for word, I am not able to find the info. When I emailed MOM in May'09 this was what the officer replied:
If an employee is retrenched within the last 3 months of pregnancy or
dismissed without sufficient cause within the last 6 months of pregnancy,
the employer is required to pay the female employee her maternity benefits
she would be entitled to if not for the retrenchment/unfair dismissal.
Found it in the FAQ
when my No. 2 comes out... i think my No.1 is 20mths? or smaller... coz i think may give birth earlier.. coz my 1st i gave birth at 37weeks... big baby...
yes more tired and light head.....
btw can eat what tonics ar??? i now dont care, i started on black chicken with ginseng and birdnest ....
if i dont take, i too weak...
and everyday hand and feet all cold cold one... my granny says coz my blood circulation no good, due to weak body....
lucky now have my mum and granny help out in my no.1 else i faint.... see him trying to tear the house down and climbing all over... but i dont have the strength to chase him at all...
is there anyone helping you???
You are lucky to at least get the maternity leave compensation... They didn't even give me 1 month's notice and didn't compensate me... Bunch of swindlers!
Did you take care of yourself during your last confinement?
My mum comes by at times to help out (but mostly is to see her grandson ) but think at later stage of my pregnancy, she will have to come more regularly as my stomach will be too big to handle a baby who is trying to climb, walk, etc... Now I have to carry him also and sometimes my lower abdomen hurts a little when doing that but what to do? My mum can't be here 24/7 and I also still wanna bond with my son... I mean he's so young and if deprived of mummy's carrying, very sad and unfair, right?
I didn't have much tonics also... Had lots of sesame ginger chicken with Wincarnis wine and pig trotters vinegar... Plus fish of course... But nothing special also... I couldn't take much wine or liquor like DOM cos I will become breathless when I take them... Think is due to my asthma... dont't know why cannot take anymore... Last time still can... So ya... Nothing too "tonic" for me also...
I didn't observe much of confinement rules also... I washed my hair and bathed EVERYDAY but I will make sure to blow dry my hair after that... I couldn't stand it... So hot and dirty, somemore have to carry and feed baby... Had the fan in my face also... I know next time may be bad for me when I get old but it's too early to worry about that now... When we grow old, sure here pain there pain and it could not have been all because of bad confinement right? I mean, we will have so many ailments by then so how can we pinpoint that it's due to bad confinement and not just "wear-and-tear"? Hehe... =P
Try taking liver or food with high iron content? Helps with the blood and maybe you will feel stronger also...