I think you should seek legal advice as it looks like your employer waited until your mat leave technically finished to make you redundant. Making someone redundant while pregnant or on maternity leave is automatically unlawful. I suspect you'd have a case...
Hi, I got a call today saying that I'm being made redundant (consultations etc... about to start).
I was about to start back at work next week and am currently being paid full salary for my accrued holidays.
I went on mat leave 01 Dec 2011. I had given notice to the boss that I wanted to start back working on 01 Dec 2012 but he didn't speak to HR, so they have considered that I was away 01 Dec 11 - 01 Dec 12, and since then I have been on my year's worth of holidays.
So, does anyone know if I am technically still on mat leave? It is now over a year, plus I am being paid as though I'm just on my holidays. I just want to know if I'm covered by the maternity redundancy rules or not.