I don't have anything documented but I did have one of the other company directors sit in on a conversation with hr where she told me that there would be a Job for me she I got back. I probably should have gotten something in writing but they gave me every assurance in the world that I was good at my job and they needed me.
They didn't pay out my leave, they paid me my al over the two pay cycles that is crossed over into if that makes sense.
I know that my replacement is on contract for sure.
I probably need to somehow get access to my work emails because I am sure that I had correspondence talking about the fact that I was taking "maternity leave" and this was never objected to. i would think that if they were not going to class it as mat leave surely they have some sort of obligation to specifically tell me this? I mean I have been working under the assumption that they just agreed to the mat leave because I was making sacrifices too (i.e. working 4 days until my induction date and only taking 3 months off to not leave them in a bad situation)