So, I work for a large supermarket company and have done so for the past 8 years.
I've been pretty sick with morning sickness the past 8 weeks and have had a lot of time off work but nothing has been said as they knew I was pregnant. However at my Obs appt on Monday she said I was still able to work but advised me that it wasnt safe for me to lift over 5kg and push and pull the heavy pallets. I gave my boss a heads up and said that I would get the letter stating that to him ASAP. I got a phone call this arvo saying that I needed to get a clearance certificate from my doctor to say I could do my full duties at work (I'm a nightfiller) otherwise I would have to go on maternity leave or find another job. Because it wasn't their duty to have to find a suitable job for me because I was the one who couldn't meet the requirements of doing the job. I do 36 hours a week.
What's my rights? I can't ring the union until the morning but it's really stressing me out!