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    Default working and pregnant need to be armed with my rights

    I am worki.g part time and employed as a casual I get the same hours each week and have been there for about 7 weeks. I had to take last week off cause I was sick with the flu and found out I am pregnant. I am due back to work tomorrow and have had MS around 10am the last few days. I don't think I will be able to hide it so am going to have to tell them. I am worried they will drop my days and get rid of me so I need to be armed with any rights I have.

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    Default working and pregnant need to be armed with my rights

    I wouldn't tell them either. You are under no obligation to.

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    I wouldn't tell them either- just remember, to qualify for the govt paid leave, as a casual, you must have:
    • worked for at least 10 of the 13 months before the birthand
    • worked for at least 330 hours in that 10-month period (just over one day a week), with no more than an eight-week gap between any two consecutive working days.

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    Default working and pregnant need to be armed with my rights

    While what the others have said makes sense, in a way I think it is a good idea to tell them as it makes it MUCH harder or them to reduce your hours or anything once you tell them you are pregnant

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    Default working and pregnant need to be armed with my rights

    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    While what the others have said makes sense, in a way I think it is a good idea to tell them as it makes it MUCH harder or them to reduce your hours or anything once you tell them you are pregnant
    Not so- she's casual,they can reduce her hours with no explanation.

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    Default working and pregnant need to be armed with my rights

    Quote Originally Posted by Atropos View Post
    Not so- she's casual,they can reduce her hours with no explanation.
    She works the same hours each week and has done for some time. If she told them she was pregnancy and they then reduced hours she would have a case unless they could demonstrate they did it for another reason. Onus is on employer.

    Casuals have rights too which unfortunately many just don't know about.


 

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