I find it so frustrating when people pull the discrimination card for a CHOICE they made to become a parent. Your organisation didn't get you pregnant so they shouldn't have to fund your life choices.
They wouldn't be jumping up and down saying discrimination but behind closed doors they're probably feeling undervalued for being paid less than others for doing the same job - all because they took some leave. Does this apply to people coming back from long service leave also?
IMO we have to be careful the indirect discrimination card isn't over-played otherwise we'll turn into a nation of whingers and bankrupt companies.
As for the bluff... That could be said about both sides of this debate.
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