Thanks caroldecker you're right i should have an open mind. The reason I think they will want full time is my maternity cover is doing the job full time and she has been told by HR that it is only until end July. I think they will have got used to someone in the role full time and want to continue with that.
My employer has asked me to attend a return to work meeting and given me times during one week when he is available. It's not the easiest week for me but I have agreed to attend. However I am only 6 months into my mat leave and not clear when I am likely to be going back. Baby is not taking a bottle and up at least twice a night so know it would be difficult to return at the moment. I think I will be asked to return full time although I was part time previously. I also think I will be pushed to commit to a return date. What are my rights about returning to work? I thought I only needed to give 28 days notice and that I was entitled to the same hours as before? Any advice on handling this meeting? Thanks