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28/05/2014 at 08:28
28/05/2014 at 09:44
Not whilst pregnant no but have been off sick due to work related stress for 8 weeks a few years ago. Have u spoke to hr about this colleague? I would hun that's not right for them to say stuff like that. Ur baby is more important than work so dont worry bout takin time off but deffo speak to sum1 about this person x
28/05/2014 at 15:39
Lh86 is right Lottie.... your colleagues do not have any right to bully you at work & your management if they are any good should take action against this. I would take a little time off to rest but in the meantime try & talk to your boss so that the same situation wont be repeated.
hope you feel better soon
28/05/2014 at 17:17
28/05/2014 at 17:31
Good stuff enjoy ur time off chick x
28/05/2014 at 19:34
28/05/2014 at 20:06
28/05/2014 at 20:59
28/05/2014 at 21:35
Sorry to hear you're having a hard time lottie , such a shame , you've waited so ,long for this , try not to let the silly person spoil it for you , glad you've got some time off , the rest will do you good x x
02/06/2014 at 18:45
24/08/2015 at 11:46
Hey yea I'm 21+4 week pregnant now and have been off work for the past 2 weeks due to stress. My baby's father works with me and we no linger speak. A few weeks ago he almost caused me to crash car on way to work. After having arguments and conflict with a few staff members where managers have done nothing about the issue I have gone off on sick as it has become too much and after a previous miscarriage do not want to risk anything happening because of these stupid people. I am planning to stay on sick and take my holidays to leave work as my maternity doesn't start till 16th October. Glad to know people in same position x
16/09/2016 at 12:34
Hi, I'm 19weeks and a few days and yesterday I was signed off work for a month by my doctor for work related stress. So I called my boss to let them know and they've told me to resign! Saying the stress is only going to get worse as I get further into my pregnancy, and aparantly I won't get paid for this time off anyway as I've only been with the company a few months so I may as well resign now. If I wasn't stressed enough! Haha. Hope everything works out for you, I on the other hand have no idea what to do now as no one will hire me temporarily for a couple months until I go on maternity. Good luck with everything and hopefully you get some time off and feel better x
16/09/2016 at 12:52
Laurennnnftm, your boss can not do that. Much as it is an inconvenience to them they must respect that you are off work for pregnancy related issues & keep your position available for you to return to as & when you are ready. Depending upon the nature of your role they should also be doing a risk assessment to ensure that you & your baby are working in the safest conditions possible (avoiding heavy lifting, that you have the opportunity to sit & rest your feet, that you have access to a toilet, that you have access to drinking water, that your targets are not too high...).
Yes, if you are still on probation then you may not be entitled to sick pay at this point but they can not suggest you resign, they can not dismiss you for anything pregnancy/gender related & if they do decide to end your contract you are perfectly entitled to a written explanation of why.
ACAS are a firm who can offer free legal advice on the matter if they continue to pursue this course of action, you could potentially sue them for quite a sum of money
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