This is a discussion on What is the Government doing to help Pregnant women facing unfair dismissal? within the General Pregnancy Discussion forum, part of the Pregnancy Forum category; Hi MTB, Recently I've been very worried that I'll be dismissed for the many MC and A.L that I have ...
Recently I've been very worried that I'll be dismissed for the many MC and A.L that I have taken due to the check up during my pregnancy. I have not told my company that I am pregnant for I fear that they might dismiss me due to this reason. Recently, they seem to be showing how unhappy they are when i return from my MC or my A.L
Is there any law to organization that I go to for assistant should things like that happen?
Last edited by Triquetra; 05-01-2010 at 10:43 AM.
If i dont't recall wrongly, as long as you have worked for more than 90 days prior to your pregnancy, the company cannot dismiss you. I had a similar experience when I found out I was pregnant. I knew my bosses personally, and was very close to one of them. Unfortunately, I was very stressed out (cause my pregnancy was out of wedlock), had to get wedding preparations done, visit the gynae, was easily tired during my first trimester, and all these were affecting my work.
In the end, I decided to leave on my own accord.
Wow.. PinkDiamonds, I think I'm going thru the similar experience as you were back then.
Currently, I'm preparing for my wedding on 30 Jan 2010, plus I'm having my TP on 23 Jan 2010. It seems like everything is not done!!
I'm so afraid that I might over tired myself.
No really anyone that can help me with the wedding planning as it was very last min.
If you've worked in the company for some time already, I think it is good to let your boss know. If you let him/her know earlier, they can make arrangements as you approach your due date, like getting a temp staff, distributing your work load to other colleagues, etc. Letting your boss know can also help him/her understand your situation and make necessary arrangements for you. Perhaps you can try to discuss alternatives to the MC and AL you take?
Like if you need to take leave to visit the bridal shop, maybe you can ask to leave work earlier/come to work later. Then make up for the hours through the rest of the week by working more. Eg: If you come to work 3 hours late because you had to go to bridal shop, you can work 1 hour extra for the next 3 days. This was what I did with my ex company. Or I will come to work on Saturday to finish up my work, then go settle my other stuff.
If you need to keep the job, I think you will have to make such arrangements. Some companies I know, rather pay the mummy a few months advance salary to dismiss her, rather than have her always go on AL and MC, then take 4 months maternity leave. Not sure if they are liable to be complained or not.
For me, I was schooling and working at the same time. At that time, my priority was to complete my studies and my hubby was earning a decent salary to support the family so I could afford not to work. Also, I had to look after my baby as none of our parents could, so no point for me to keep the job if I was going to quit shortly after.
At that time hubby's salary also only enough to cover for both of us. Just have to scrimp and save, and sacrifice on other things for the sake of the baby. Lucky for us we have a lot of friends/relatives around who gave us baby items so we saved a great deal.
If you are going to stay at home to look after your baby, then maybe you have to let your company know when you intend to quit. Maybe 1 month before your due date? That will give you sufficient time to come back to office if you need to clear work, and also for other pregnancy-related issues. At least you can work up till you give birth and still have money until your baby is born.
Good luck and have a smooth, stress-free pregnancy!
One thing... I was waaaaay happier after I quit my job.
We did talk about staying at home and looking after baby. He didn't really like that idea. He talked job stability etc.. I guess we have to talk about it after I've informed my CO.
Cos if they really fire me before I tell them, they might say that they didn't know I was pregnant.
Either ways, I guess I'll let them know after my wedding is done. Settle one thing at a time.
I dont't dare to say is because I was caught off guard with my current pregnancy. I only found out I was pregnant when baby is 8 weeks old. Plus I just changed job and have not gotten my confirmation letter yet. Cos from start till now, I only brought in 1 sale for the company and it was my colleague who gave it to me..
In a employer's point of view, I guess I'm the rotten egg bah. Sooner or later, I'll have to come clean with my employer and if they intend to let me go, there is nothing much I can do too..
Hi mummies! I've a question.. When you say your husband is earning enuff to cover both of you.. Can I know what's the salary range? $2XXX? $3XXX? $4XXX? or more?
For my case is, he able to pay for food, water bills, housing loan, groceries and still settle all our furniture installments.
We do not have any saving though if I do not work. Plus I have dogs to keep. Unless the company really fire me from the job, I guess there is no way hubby is going to let me be a stay home mum. Even if I'm super stress with and not enjoying my pregnancy.