advice please

(5 Posts)
unimaginativename13 Mon 11-Jan-16 10:49:57

So I'm currently on maternity leave.
Probably not planning on returning but not sure yet. My husband and I are comfortable financially.

I applied for a loan at a better rate than my current one.

The company ring my office who said that I was no longer employed by them.

It could be a case of 'she's doesn't work here at the moment etc'

The company have since cancelled the application.

I could contact work and ask for a letter of employment but I'm not going to, I have a feeling I may be made redundant anyway.

My question is can they do this? Surely they should be telling people I'm on maternity leave etc

Lonecatwithkitten Mon 11-Jan-16 12:22:34

You have continuous employment service throughout your maternity leave, so no they shouldn't have said this. Do you know who they spoke to and does your work have an HR department.
HR should be able to provide you with a confirmation of employment letter.

Fizrim Mon 11-Jan-16 12:24:49

Are you sure that is what the company said? What exactly did the loan company say to you? Are you on the extended, unpaid part of maternity leave?

DoreenLethal Mon 11-Jan-16 12:28:30

Have you called your office to find out who said that and why?

unimaginativename13 Mon 11-Jan-16 13:28:18

To be honest I don't want to contact them. The loan maybe would have been declined as I'm on SMP, but the asked my annual wage and I gave it to them.

The loan company said that my office couldn't confirm my employment, I suppose it depends who answered the phone!

If I was bothered about persuing the loan I would push for a letter of employment.

It just makes me wonder what they are saying to people.

I might get the loan company to put it in writing so I've got some evidence against them.

I had a very tough time with pregnancy discrimination.

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