Previous to going on mat leave I said I would take 9 mths. This was also what I put on the mat leave form etc prior to going off. I have submitted an FWA which appears to be being turned down. This has prompted me to rethink how long I want to take off. The deadline for asking to extend was today, so I've sent an email in requesting to extend to the full 12.
Can a firm refuse to extend it? What info does anyone have around this please? Assuming it was turned down they made it clear I wouldn't return anyway til an appeal was closed so this seemed to give us time to slow down and assess all possible options together and I didn't want to miss the deadline.