I sat down with my manager yesterday and told her that I am planning on starting my maternity leave at 35 weeks, and that I will be applying for 12 months leave..with the idea that its better to plan for the worst case scenario.
She asked me "a favour" and asked that I fill my maternity leave form in for 6 months instead of the 12 months, and then if I want to extend it, to do so once I am already on maternity leave.
The only reason I can see why she would have asked this is for internal admin political reasons (she told the CEO that I would be back in a littlever 3 months)..so I figure that this request is to save face for her.
So...I have no problem in doing it this way...except I want to make sure that my extention will be approved if/when I apply for it. I cant seem to find anything relating to this under the legal code...can anyone help??