Job restructuring during maternity leave

I work as a supervisor. I will be taking maternity leave in May. Can the company restructure my dept. in my absence? So that upon my return I only have responsibility for half of the dept?

1 answer  |  asked Oct 2, 2001 5:54 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
The company restructure the same way it would have if you did not take maternity leave

If your employer would have restructured your department in the same way, leaving you responsibility for just half of that department, had you not taken maternity leave, then it is free to do so if you take leave. The anti-discrimination laws prevent an employer from taking an adverse action because of, in your case, your maternity leave. If the employer can prove that your maternity leave had nothting to do with its restructuring decision, it is free to put it in place.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Oct 3, 2001 09:47 AM [EST]

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