The hypocrisy of my dismissal was outrageous

I’ve been meaning to write to you for a while and putting it off, not really knowing what to say, or not really feeling comfortable saying it. I don’t think I’ve even really admitted it fully to myself. But it’s happened and I need to get over it. I lost my job when I was

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They hadn’t expected me to come back anyway

I worked as a HR Assistant for a medium-sized construction company (in my sector of the company I was responsible for c.250 employees) and had also been acting up to cover a senior colleague who was on her maternity leave. After I went on maternity leave all seemed fine until I popped in for a

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They knew they were in the wrong by paying out

I was denied part time & flexible working on my return to work after maternity leave with my 3rd child, even though I had done flexible working / part time work previously with no detrimental effect, in fact with outstanding results. No great surprises that my maternity cover was significantly cheaper than myself, even if

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When I went in on my first day, I was suspended.

One month before I was due to return to work after Maternity Leave, my boss decided that I should no longer have the same responsibilities as before I went on leave. I challenged this to no avail so, with the help of a solicitor, submitted a grievance. As a result, my boss removed the authorisation

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