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    Who are you speaking to at work? Do you have an HR person?

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    I've just looked into all this myself. When I finish work I can utilise my sick leave then paid parental leave and then my annual leave.

    Because you are already on unpaid leave you wouldn't be able to then take sick leave.

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    Yes @kw123 it's the HR people that are taking 3 weeks at a time to respond or when prompted advise they will have someone get respond when they return from interstate conferences etc etc. To make matters worse I was advised by HR back in Jan in writing that I COULD use sick leave if I had certificates to support it. I've since been informed that person was very much mistaken and I should not have been told that.
    I recommend you do it in that order kimberleygal1! In hindsight now it's the best idea however I hadn't for a moment fathomed I wouldn't already be back at work let alone not allowed to use sick leave if it was a pregnancy/birth related issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick66 View Post
    Yes @kw123 it's the HR people that are taking 3 weeks at a time to respond or when prompted advise they will have someone get respond when they return from interstate conferences etc etc. To make matters worse I was advised by HR back in Jan in writing that I COULD use sick leave if I had certificates to support it. I've since been informed that person was very much mistaken and I should not have been told that.
    I recommend you do it in that order kimberleygal1! In hindsight now it's the best idea however I hadn't for a moment fathomed I wouldn't already be back at work let alone not allowed to use sick leave if it was a pregnancy/birth related issue
    If you had been able to return to work when you advised them you would be and when you expected too, you then could have taken your sick leave.
    HR should at least be able to give you the correct advice and not the runaround. Do you have a union?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick66 View Post
    Yes as soon as my annual ran out they put me on unpaid mat leave which is fair enough I guess seeing as I was in hospital on my return to work date therefore unable to return. I have been trying for the last month to ascertain from our head office what is involved in officially ceasing mat leave and returning to work however I keep getting the runaround and still have not been told what I need to do to therefore missing almost 2 monthly pay runs. So very frustrating.
    The theory of returning for a few days then issuing medical certificate had crossed my mind however I feel awful doing it that way. Eventhough my co-workers are aware of the situation and have backed that theory it would be a last resort.
    As far as the infection goes Hummingbird1, I was initially at an hospital in the outer eastern suburbs of melbourne and they could not tell me what led to the infection. I was then transferred to box hill hospital who were very thorough in their level of care and 3 blood transfusions later I encountered further complications with a seizure, coma, organ failure requiring various kidney operations and a blockage found in my stomach which required a gastric bypass. I missed the first 2 and a half months of my bubs life but thanks to the staff and doctors at that hospital I'm alive to see the rest of it and I can't complain as I've got a very chilled out happy bub so my frustration at my body not being fully back up to speed has not phased hub whatsoever
    That must have been scary! Which hospital were you at before u were swapped to box hill if you dont mind me aksing? Im trying to pick a matetnity hospital in that area at the moment! Were you in a public or private hospital? Were you at The angliss, waverley private or mitcham private by any chance? As im trying to choose out of those 3 at the moment!

    I hope they sort out ur leave for u and let u take the sick leave u deserve!

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    Any update @Maverick66?

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    Yes currently trying to talk specialist into clearing me to work a few days a week before I have further surgery end of next month. They're not thrilled about it but I have to present something to work to say I am fit enough to work before I'm allowed back. I'm just really lucky I have a very supportive partner who after being a sole new parent for our bub for the first few months of its life is also ok to pick up the slack if I fall in a heap after being at work! So yes, looks like I'm going back to work unfortunately. Wish me luck!

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    Oh that sucks... Good luck!


 

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