It's a public holiday in brisbane so can't call fair work or HR and I need advice.
I went on maternity leave on the 26th of September 2015 I had 22 weeks annual leave that took me past my 10 year work anniversary my manager called me and I went in for a presentation and got a certificate, gold badge $200 gift voucher. My long service leave appears on all time sheets and online profile.
I then use the government maternity leave and the last 2 months just been using savings.
I called on Monday to discuss my return to work and to use my long service leave. All good my manager told me she had to process through head office because it was long service leave.
Well at 5pm yesterday I get a call telling me I'm not entitled to the long service leave because I was on maternity leave and it stops accruing on September 26th doesn't matter if I was on annual leave.
I said I would have gone back to work earlier if this was the case and am now in a financial crisis with out money I thought was mine. They just said it was an error and I should have pick it up.
So my question is what rights do I have? I have been counting on the leave
Can they do this?
My online profile has been wiped of any leave including personal leave thanks ladies I'm so stressed.