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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSudgestionator View Post
    Thats a pickle & no advice sorry but for anyone interested Maternity leave obligations are as follows;

    *you must return to work on the date originally arranged with your employeer.
    *if you would like to extend your maternity leave you may do so as long as your employer says it's okay AND you give them two weeks notice.
    *you must return&are entitled to your original job working original hours. However if original job and hours don't suit your employer can offer you a different job At their discression.
    Hi - just curious where these obligations come from as they don't seem to match up with with the NES? And it doesn't seem to mention the right to request flexible working arrangements either, which anyone with a child and 12 months service can do. The business can only refuse on reasonable business grounds.

    If it is shift work then unfortunately their business grounds may well be reasonable, but it can't hurt to put in an application anyway. At least then they really have to put some thought into it, and their reasons for refusing your request if they do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSudgestionator View Post
    Thats a pickle & no advice sorry but for anyone interested Maternity leave obligations are as follows;

    *you must return to work on the date originally arranged with your employeer.
    *if you would like to extend your maternity leave you may do so as long as your employer says it's okay AND you give them two weeks notice.
    *you must return&are entitled to your original job working original hours. However if original job and hours don't suit your employer can offer you a different job At their discression.
    Not correct. The Fair Work Act allows anyone to:

    - submit a request to their employer to extend their parental leave for a further 12 months after the conclusion of their original period of 12 months parental leave. Employer must consider and if refused, must provide genuine business reasons why.

    - Request a Flexible Working Arrangement. Anyone who is the primary carer for children under school age can do this - it isnt just restricted to returning from maternity leave. Again, the employer must consider it and provide genuine business reasons if they deny the request.

    Check out the Fair Work Australia website - lots of handy info on there
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    Can you request a copy of your award with the specifics for maternity leave. I work for state government so my maternity leave entitlements will be completely different to someone who is not employed by state government.

    Better to go off your own award rather than get your hopes up over the wrong one.


 

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