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    Maternity leave put on hold by employers for projects

    I am 33 weeks pregnant and my maternity leave was approved. Recently, my boss asked to put the maternity leave on hold as some important projects are lined up. There are others in the team who could handle the projects in my absence. My team members feel that I am making excuses to avoiding the projects. I worried about my health due to the mounting work pressure and indifference from management. What should I do for coming out the situation. I cannot walk out of my job as I need it. Please guide the way to handle it.

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    shivam Array
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    Re: Maternity leave put on hold by employers for projects

    I recommend to you take care of yourself and inform your boss that you cannot come at the moment as you are 33 weeks pregnant ad it may affect your health in working hours.Moreover, I recommend you to have a medical letter or medical details and submit it with your boss to make them believe that situation is really critical. Moreover they cannot force you to join because as per our constitutional rights there are maternity leaves for the women, under which the company cannot force you out.

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    Re: Maternity leave put on hold by employers for projects

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    I am 33 weeks pregnant and my maternity leave was approved. Recently, my boss asked to put the maternity leave on hold as some important projects are lined up. There are others in the team who could handle the projects in my absence. My team members feel that I am making excuses to avoiding the projects. I worried about my health due to the mounting work pressure and indifference from management. What should I do for coming out the situation. I cannot walk out of my job as I need it. Please guide the way to handle it.
    Dear Aspirant,

    Need not worry for work & service,as your company management can't do any thing against you because you have been sanctioned the maternity leave.First take care of yourself.

    Get a medical certificate from the registered doctor with a recommendation to be on leave for sake of your expected child & yourself & send it to the management along with your covering letter.Be on maternity leave
    as per norms for maximum 6 months,first 3 months & next for 3 months.

    As there is rule to be on maternity leave,you will be paid full pay for the leave period after your joining to the duty.

    So be happy & take care of yourself first.

    Thanks & good luck.

    Ashok

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    Re: Maternity leave put on hold by employers for projects

    Madam I have seen your statement your boss and your team mate both are asking you before leaving office under maternity leave you are requested to complete your projects.That mean's it is your duty to finish your projects at the time and company to remain under comfortable position.Your boss is also under pressure by hook or crook he has to achieve his targeted work within the time so on the part of your boss and company it may or may not be the right doings but the fact is real.Now you see under the medical care as far as practicable you need to help your boss a well as your team mates.

    There is no question of creating pressure on your health after all they are your office friends and they never wish you under bad manner, so before leaving the office for long maternity leave you have also the duty to do something better for your own company.And it is also true "health is wealth' without health nothing can be done accordingly it's priority is first.

    Thank You,

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    Re: Maternity leave put on hold by employers for projects

    Hi friend

    Your health is of the utmost importance to you at this point of life and you should not sacrifice for anything. First of all dont worry as you will certainly not lose your job as you are certainly eligible for Maternity leave according to the Maternity benefits act and your employer cant terminate your service on that basis. Take good care of your health and dont overstress yourself. Take proper and adequate rest and also eat as required which is very important for your baby and you.

    Go and speak to your manager and tell him that you require complete rest at this stage of your pregnancy , so you will be availing your leave right now as you want everything to happen in a normal and safe way. You cant overstress at this time as its not good for your health. I am sure he will understand you and let you go. Also tell him that the other team members are more than capable to take care of the projects in your absence.

    Hopefully he will listen to you. And for your information, you are allowed to avail this leave 3 months before your delivery date and i think you have already worked much beyond that. So take care and Good luck. God Bless

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    Re: Maternity leave put on hold by employers for projects

    Hi friend,

    Maternity leave will be given promptly in view of ladies health. If your PM doesn't allow you then get medical certificate saying the urgency to take rest.

    If they feel you have to be there as per project requirement. Then it is better to request them to provide WAH (work at home) facility to you. So that you can work from home as per your convenient times.

    Hope this helps you.
    Regards,
    BSR.

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