Before my first maternity leave I was important, involved in projects and ran a successful team. My role was covered by an individual in the team whom I had been developing for a management role. When I returned she refused to move out of my chair, used my job title and kept telling me that she was not going back to her old role. I was unsure what I should do and received no leadership or clarity from my boss. I started to receive emails critising me and making accusations, I was set up to fail then berated for the way I had approached the situation. It was awful, I ended up on Prozac and in counselling. The second time the transition was smoother at first and I decided to focus on what my family needed rather than trying to do too much at work, my role requirements the site I have worked on all changed. I have been demoted a level on the management structure and have recently been attacked via email by a direct report who dragged up everything I had missed since my return, about 7 things where my communication was not as timely as it could be. Which has been a product of settling into the changes that have happened. I am particularly mad about this as I have been supportive of all mothers in the team, making sure they had the correct information and support for leave and after.