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    Employer not ready to provide maternity leave

    I am a female employee working in a software company . I am 6 months pregnant and thus want to avail my maternity leave at this stage. My doctor has also advised me the same. But my employer is not ready to provide me the maternity leave as he says that I have been in this company for only 5 months. How should I deal with this situation?

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    manojbadoniya Array
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    Re: Employer not ready to provide maternity leave

    Dear it's great that you are pregnant and congratulations too much from us and dear it's also good that you are working in a software company which is reputed but dear it is not good that you are not allowed to get maternity leave from your office because of only a reason that is - you have joined this company only before 5 months so that dear you should not get any problem and try to tell your manager once again that you are unable to work with current circumstances and if you would not provide me leave for at least 4 months then it may be a huge loss for your health and your child also and only you would be responsible for that situation and if he does not accept then you should write an application to the CEO of the company and tell them your actual problem and they would help you.

    All the best

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    Re: Employer not ready to provide maternity leave

    Hi friend

    I am sorry to say but your employer is certainly right in this case but of cours on compassionate grounds , he should try and sanction your leave early as you have a very genuine reason for the same. According to the Maternity Benefits Act, a female employee should have completed atleast 180 days in the company in order to avail her maternity benefits which amounts to almost 6 months. So as you have only completed 5 months , you are not eligible for availing your maternity leave now. Of course you can avail it after about a month or a little less than that.

    But of course as I said earlier , your manager should be more sympathetic towards his employees and should consider the doctor's advice given to you as the reason for you wanting the leave now. You should better go and talk to your employer again. Tell him that you really want to continue working in this company and thus request him to please allow you to avail your maternity leave 1 month earlier. You will certainly make up for the same in the future. Tell him that this is the most critical stage for you where you have to take proper care of your health as well as your baby's .So you can't take any unnecessary stress and are advised to take proper rest. You hope he will understand your position and thus will fulfill your request. Then when you will come back, you promise him that you will give your all to the company and take it to newer heights.

    I hope your employer has some change of heart and thus he accepts your request and thus grants you the maternity leave early. Good luck friend. Take proper care of yourself. Eat health and more . Have a safe delivery. Thanks

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    Srishti Array
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    Re: Employer not ready to provide maternity leave

    hello,
    this is very lame behaviour of the employer of the company to a 6 months pregnant lady. leave a application about this and maternity leave, handle the situation with full respect. and take your maternity leave as you have all the right to do so. at this stage you should not take any mental pressure, you should be worried about your health rather than this job issues. take proper food, juices, have a healthy life and take rest.

    Good luck

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    Re: Employer not ready to provide maternity leave

    hello, this is very lame behaviour of the employer of the company to a 6 months pregnant lady. leave a application about this and maternity leave, handle the situation with full respect. and take your maternity leave as you have all the right to do so. at this stage you should not take any mental pressure, you should be worried about your health rather than this job issues. take proper food, juices, have a healthy life and take rest. Good luck

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