My situation is that I began work for a company in April 2012. I became pregnant several months later and started my maternity leave in April 2013. I have recently, just last month, advised my boss I will not be returning in April as planned. The only reason I did so is because she asked....yes yes, I could have delayed, I know legally I only had to give 4 weeks etc, but in all honesty she thought I was coming back and so was just trying to put some plans in place. It was my intention to return, but for various reasons, mainly an impending overseas move, decided not to. So technically I 'resigned' in January.
I will be looking for work again in June, once we have completed our move. So I'm trying to update my CV, but am uncertain how to record my latest employment. I know that maternity leave is viewed as continuous employment, but does that apply if you don't return, even though I had every intention of doing so? As far as I see it I have three options:
1. April 2012-April 2013 2. April 2012-January 2014 3. April 2012 - April 2014
If you resigned in January are you still employed there or have you received your p45? If you are still employed then I would say - present but if you are not then put the date you finished. I wouldn't put anything on a CV about maternity leave personally.
Thanks ladies. I'm not in the UK, so we don't get P45s but I think they do issue me a record of employment, which I haven't received yet. They are waiting until after my official return date to pay me a bonus, as if they do it before it will interfere with my maternity allowance. So I suppose technically I'm still employed by them, at least on paper. Ok that makes me feel better. Thanks for answering!