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Extending mat leave - can a firm refuse?

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LaCiccolina Wed 06-Jul-11 20:09:27

Hey all,

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.

allthefires Wed 06-Jul-11 20:17:29

As long as you did it by deadline- ie gave enough notice of change- I dont think they can

trixymalixy Wed 06-Jul-11 20:18:22

I don't think they can refuse.

LaCiccolina Wed 06-Jul-11 20:23:41

Ok that sounds promising. Im just worrying about it. Anyone else have an expeience pls let me know, otherwise will keep posted!

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