I am 22 weeks pregnant, and having a b**** of a time with my large employer.
They have changed my role since finding out I am pregnant, and called it 'safe duties', nothing about my job before was unsafe. They have changed my hours, so I am now working 6 days a week instead of on/off roster.
Tried arguing it, have union involved, but have been advised it is going to take some negotiating which equals time.
My questions are:
Can I resign (giving 8 weeks notice) while on maternity leave (paid), and still get the entirety of the 12 weeks Maternity leave?
Will I still qualify for PPL if I plan on resigning? If so, what do I tick on the online form? (I know it's not available to do until 28 weeks) I don't plan on staying unemployed, or going on benefits, just not returning to this employer.
Just some info if it helps. Maternity leave at my employer does not commence until they have the childs official state birth certificate in their hand. We are forced to go on leave at 34 weeks, however, and if you have annual leave, you can use it then. I won't have annual leave, as my leave block has already passed for this year.
Thank you so much in advance. When I have tried to talk to my HR about this, all of them advise that they need to refer to my section manager. And I think he just makes it up as he goes along. Reading my EBA is really confusing, and so many clauses in there, that it reads in another language.