In sure there is a similar thread on this, but I don't have the time to hunt around for it, as I need to respond to my employers today to stay ahead of this..
Background: I'm 17weeks pregnant and have had a rough time with genetic testing and a few scares so far, highly stressed in my personal life due to pregnancy dramas. I have the potential to have a premature baby.
Last night my employer suggested I cut back to casual as of JUNE, and cut bak more and more leading up to my due date in OCT!
Financially I cannot do it, and I don't want to be sitting at home for half the week.
Can an employer do that? How should I respond to this? His argument is that I'm stressed and it's affecting my work, and he doesn't want to be responsible for added pressure. But if I'm cut back - that's massive added pressure due to all out medical tests and costs during the pregnancy itself.
My theory is he wants to save money and get in a new staff member to cover me whilst in leave for me to train, but cut my hours so he isn't paying two full wages!!
Damn! Advice welcome! X