Has anyone felt that being pregnant has in some way interfered with work and promotion? Obviously businesses will never admit this given it is discrimination...
My experience is the school I teach in has had me on contract for 3 years and now that im pregnant I won't have the opportunity for permanency due to the time off
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27-04-2012 13:45 #1
Has being pregnant hindered job opportunities? *spinoff*
27-04-2012 13:59 #2
Yes definitely. At my old job I was put forward for a team leader position. As soon as I told my manager I was pregnant they hired someone else as they didn't want me to be team leader for 6 months and then go on maternity leave. I would have considered returning to work after my maternity leave but once they did that I told them I wouldnt be coming back.
27-04-2012 15:02 #3
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27-04-2012 17:55 #6
Is it easy to prove it was discrimination? Or like said above, is it considered discrimination UNLESS the employer can prove otherwise?
27-04-2012 18:02 #7
Yep, I was meant to take on a lot more at work when I got my cert iii. Instead they hired a few people & I'm still doing the same stuff with no progression prospects because there's now no job for me to move into. Luckily I work for fun more than anything otherwise I might be grumpy about it.
27-04-2012 18:17 #8
Which state are you in squirrelex? There are certain rules around contracts for over 2 years in Victoria. I would be contacting your union.
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27-04-2012 18:28 #10Senior Member
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Yes but not in the way that you think. My work has introduced training cert 4 in management, all the staff at my level across the business are doing it. However I am now on mat leave and will miss out on the 10 month course. When I come back from Mat leave I will have one less qualification and less experience compared to the other people at my level. This will then impact me if/when I want to work my way up the ladder. When I go back I may be able to do the course, but it puts me 12 months behind everyone else.
I dont mind though, I would rather put my family first. :-)
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