There was no option but to take redundancy

The charity I worked for was great when I told them I was pregnant. They sent me a beautiful congratulations gift and I took a full year off, with no pressure to rush back. However, when I returned, I found my job had been divided between other members of staff. I was left with more junior tasks that were essentially padding to fill my time, which was incredibly frustrating. When I asked my manager for my old job back, he told me that after my replacement had left, the team had absorbed my work, and that the new situation was working well. Redundancy was inevitable. I was given the option of taking a new lesser position, but I didn’t want to waste my brains on a role that didn’t challenge me. The experience did leave a scar