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Old 04.10.2012, 11:09
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maternity rights - co. or country specific ?

before embarking on my maternity leave i was advised by my employer that upon my return i would be guaranteed "a" job, not necessarily my job, i.e. the position i vacated. after more than half way through my maternity leave i discovered (through the grapevine) that my position was advertised. i am due to go back in a couple of months, prior to which i will have a back to work meeting (where i'm assuming they will offer me "a" job).

i have heard that they have to offer me a position of a similar standard with the same salary? has anyone had any experience of this and can anyone advise whether this is a swiss law or does it depend on the companies' policies?

thanks in advance for any feedback.
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Old 04.10.2012, 11:26
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Re: maternity rights - co. or country specific ?

now don't be alarmed but legally all they have to do is pay you up until the 14 weeks maternity pay (unless your contract says more) and they cannot fire you until that time period is over, but at that point you are no longer protected.

That is the legal side of it, but the human side of it says they would not string you along thinking you are coming back unless you really are and they will hopefully offer you something at the % you want to work and at the same salary level but they don't have to. The fact that they promised you a job when you come back is great, but they have nothing legal that they have to follow so hopefully they prove how valuable they think you are and offer you a great job for your return!

Good luck!
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