As for the government paid parental leave scheme - my understanding is that what is important is that you have worked 10 of the previous 13 months, at least one day a week. Whether you have a job to return to is not important (as it is meant to cover casuals and people in exactly your situation) ... this website has all the information on it ... http://www.humanservices.gov.au/cust...ntal-leave-pay. I am aware of several employers who have their own paid parental leave schemes where you have to return in order to get the money, and there are other centrelink benefits which have different eleigibility rules, but with the standard govt paid parentla leave scheme, having a role to return to shouldn't matter (although I think it can matter when it comes to who gives the govt money to you - i.e. whether you get it from your employer who is reimbursed by the government, or whether you get it direct from the government, but I'm not too clear on that point as I'm not usually required to give advice on the practicalities of payment, just eligibility for parental leave).
As to why the council won't keep you on their books just so you can get payments - its probably because they are concerned about that giving you rights you wouldn't otherwise have. For example if you are technically on unpaid leave that they approved, at any time you could say ""righto, I'm ready to come back now" and they'd have to either give you a job or terminate you and that creates risks for them. They would rather that you resigned and then they have no risk and don't owe you anything.
It's rough that you've found yourself in such a tough spot, I'm sure its the last thing you want to be dealing with during what is otherwise such a happy time - but hopefully it actually turns out to be a positive thing and you find something WAY better to go to instead!
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13-07-2014 11:32 #621Senior Member
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13-07-2014 14:24 #622
Waiting for panadeine forte to kick in. Dislocated rib again
13-07-2014 14:45 #623
Dislocated?! You poor thing Bows! Hope the pain eases quickly!
13-07-2014 15:04 #624
13-07-2014 15:11 #625
I have a lazy vertebrae, which causes my rib to over react and pull up. Having an expanding rib cage has exacerbated the darn thing.
Pain is furthered from the muscle and the shoulder blade getting bruised from having to ride up and over it, rather than usual.
13-07-2014 16:01 #626
I live in nsw I believe the laws may be a little different unfortunatly and I had a meeting with HR at work when I was about 13 weeks pregnant this is when I said I was more than happy to come back after 3-4 months maternity leave full time. They told me due to council policy they cant keep my position open for me and that I will have to resign when the time comes, I will be asking them to put this in writing.
At the time I was sad and stressed because I really wanted a job to go back to but after the discrimnation iv recieved when I am trying my absoluate hardest im now happy with the decision to not go back even if it was made for me but apart from bub finances are my number one priority meaning I would have gone back if I had to and if they were willing to keep my job open.
Anyway as long as I can get the 18 weeks from centrelink I am happy with that I also plan to do more study and look for more work.
Its been very stressful given that I am still on probation so I dont have the same entitlements or stability but I guess everything happens for a reason.
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13-07-2014 21:08 #630
Pain meds are helping. Will see how I am tomorrow as to whether I will call in an emergent appt with the chiro.
I think DH got it back in, as my sternum isn't so sore now, but will know better in the morning.
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