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Christine
christinechieng@gmail.com
24/03/2011 17:24:37
Re: Applying for unpaid leave due to pregnancy complication

Hi, due to my pregnancy complication, I was required to be on bed rest 5-6 mths until I deliver. Because of this I requested for unpaid leave until I deliver and thereafter my 60 days maternity leave. I should be reporting back to work again early next year.

However, instead of approving my request, the management suggest me to tender in my resignation and to to try to apply for my post again after delivery (if any). May I know does Labour law approve of this? In other words, the management is suggesting a voluntary termination, where I'll lost all my benefits, including maternity leave. FYI, I have already worked for this company for 3 years9 mths.
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KL Siew
pesaraonline@gmail.com
24/03/2011 20:03:35
You are in a difficult situation indeed. I think few employers, if any, will entertain a request for such a long period of no pay leave. They may not be able to leave a position vacant for so long and they also may not want to create a precedent for others to follow. You have to make a choice between health and career. Consult the Labour Office or the IR Department see whether they can give you some suggestions.
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Christine
25/03/2011 09:24:06
If I were to counter offer them, what would you suggest. I really would like to keep my job and my seniority.
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KL Siew
25/03/2011 10:32:56
For me, I would rather go on medical grounds. Try to obtain a detailed medical report of your conditions from the Dr stating you require such long period of rest and then submit to management for consideration. .
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Christine
25/03/2011 10:47:23
Thank you Siew
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