By sabotaged - 02/11/2015 00:05 - United States - Oakland
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What a vile bitch. Gather as much evidence as possible and take this shit straight to the higher ups.
This surpasses shitty, it's vicious. I agree with #2, gather evidence and sue them for workplace sabotage, those scum deserve the worst punishment they can get.
Don't they have to legally keep her job open anyway? So like you can be a maternity temp and finish when she's back. They can't fire you to bring her back it's unfair dismissal
I don't know exactly how it works in the US, but here in Canada they are required to take you back. However, that doesn't mean they have to hold your exact same position/job for you, it just means they have to hold some type of position for you at the company, and this could mean even coming back to a total change or demotion in your job. For example a colleague of my dad's came back from maternity leave to discover her job was now in the finance department, instead of her original IT position. This can really screw people over sometimes.
No, sorry you're wrong. I not only study this, but also know people with first hand experience with this issue. Employers have to give you what is called a "comparable position" which is subject to interpretation. As long as they have the same location, wage, and benefits, this can be considered a comparable position. It is also lawful for an employee to have/receive a dock in pay when they come back as long as it falls under a "reorganization plan."
@#29 you are correct. I had a miscarriage and was fired the moment I returned from sick leave. They said they were merging my position with another that required a higher degree than mine. Yet once I was gone, they "said" they couldnt find anyone to fit the bill and hired someone with no degree at all doing my exact same job. Basically I was fired so they wouldn't have to worry about me getting pregnant again. Without proof I couldnt do a damn thing about it.
#58 sorry to press on about this but perhaps your provincial laws are more lax because I recently finished a case on this and such changes/demotions were not permitted. There is always room for interpretation in the law (that's what makes it fun!) but this area can be straightforward if the right steps are taken (and the right lawyer consulted:)) Yes, restructuring does allows for a different test but that wasn't the issue being discussed. Enjoy your studies while they last!
Yep this happened to me when I returned from maternity leave. I was demoted and got a pay cut when I told them I couldn't work the full 40 hours anymore. Its bull because I worked hard for 5 years for what I made, and $1.25 was taken away just like that, when I needed it most. they really need to update the laws to protect working mothers, so they don't have to pull shady stuff like this.