So in the same week I was offered a job and found out I was pregnant. I hate my current job which I've been in for 3 years and I was looking at leaving anyway, so there's no option of staying. However, with the new job, I'll only have been with them for 8-ish months before I have the baby.
Their parental leave policy only applies to employees who've been there for 12 months or longer, so they 'can't guarantee' that I will either a) get mat leave or b) have a job when I return.
My question is for people who've been in similar situations. Did they let you go as soon as you had to go on leave to have the baby? How likely is it my job will still be there when I come back? Does it depend on the employer, regardless of their policy? Will I still be eligible for Centrelink maternity leave payment if I lose my job?
Any advice/similar stories/help would be appreciated.