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    Default Work Descrimination after pregnancy?

    OP... Keep a diary record of everything!!! Most certainly contact Fair Work (contact numbers are on the link I posted yesterday). You should also considering getting your own legal advice. There are particular firms that specialise in workplace law, and work almost exclusively for employees. Maurice Blackburn is one of the best (and no, I don't work for them! )

    I'm guessing you aren't in a union? Sigh.....

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    If you are not sure what to document, it's all the 'But...' 'Ummm' 'Oh, I thought' etc moments... All those moments when it feels like something is not right.

    Too much documenting is never a bad thing.

    Also jot down a list of what you did that day too eg,

    'Got to work 8.30am'
    'Worked on X account from 9 - 10'
    'Data entry 10.30 -12'

    Include when you took your breaks.

    Within or after the diary, you can note all the excluding and things that made you feel bad too.

    Good luck

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    Default Work Descrimination after pregnancy?

    Document every meeting, conversation and keep every email.

    Also make a note of everything that has happened so far before, during and after leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmd'smum View Post
    How are things ATM Whiteswan?
    Things aren't that great, had to have another meeting with my replacement, I now need to write down how much time I spend doing tasks she has set for me. I've been given minimal tasks, like filing and once a week creating a cleaning spreadsheet for the warehouse to tick off. I went home feeling miserable and sick.

    I have now been diagnosed as having depression and anxiety, I have been referred to see a physiologist.

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    Hugs.

    If you are up to it I would take this further but your mental health is the top priority.

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    Thank you everyone for ur comments. I am joining a union, and I have spoken to them and they want to help me.

    I have found out that my replacement has had a pay increase, and being paid more than i am, even though i have qualifications and she hasn't . She has only been there for over 1 year, in the 4 years I have only had one and that was 2 years ago, way before I got pregnant. In my performance review he said to me that no one will be receiving one as the company hasnt been performing well.

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    OMG this is just terrible, i hope the union is able to help you, id also be contact fair work. So sorry you have bee put in this situation

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    Default Work Descrimination after pregnancy?

    My work tried to take me off shift work (minus 40% pay) on returning from maternity leave. I had worked there for 10 years and been on shift 6. They said I was only a temporary shift worker (?!?!!), and that SO much had changed it would take a year on day work to retrain me. I'd only taken 9 months off!

    I brought in the union who called them on it. The company agreed to pay me shift rates while I doing my year on day work. Just before I started back another shifty retired and they were a person short... Guess who suddenly didn't need a year of retraining?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    My work tried to take me off shift work (minus 40% pay) on returning from maternity leave. I had worked there for 10 years and been on shift 6. They said I was only a temporary shift worker (?!?!!), and that SO much had changed it would take a year on day work to retrain me. I'd only taken 9 months off!

    I brought in the union who called them on it. The company agreed to pay me shift rates while I doing my year on day work. Just before I started back another shifty retired and they were a person short... Guess who suddenly didn't need a year of retraining?
    That is horrible, I can't understand how they think they can get away with treating women like this! I'm glad that it worked out for u. I've never delt with the union, being a small company I work for, no one working there belongs to one. I'm quite anxious about it all.


 

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