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Posted 13 March 2017 - 02:54 PM
I am from the UK and I am moving to Brisbane in 6 weeks on a permanent visa. I am a midwife and have been working for the past 4 1/2 years. I have two children aged 6 and 9 months.
However, I have just (very unexpectedly!) found it I am pregnant.
I have a job to go to in Brisbane as a midwife and my husband has a potential job but due to the industry he is in, he is having to take several steps down the career ladder. Which was absolutely fine until we found out I am pregnant.
As far as I'm aware I will not be entitled to any paid leave? Would the hospital I am working for offer paid leave or because I would have only worked for 6 months its a blanket rule that you have to have worked 12 months? If I can't get paid leave then what other options do they have?
I'm not 'expecting' anyone to fund me having a baby I'm just trying to find out what I would be entitled to so we can be prepared/ make decisions!! It's stressful, we have one way flights, our stuff is shipped.
Any information would be much appreciated.
Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:39 PM
You are probably sleeping when I post this but a big welcome to the Essential Baby forums
Sorry I can't answer your query regarding leave/pay entitlements but you might get some answers if you post in the Working Parents forum.
I wish you all the luck as you travel with your family and hope you can use the forum for support and advice before, during and after your move to beautiful Brisbane (which is where I live ). Make sure you pack your summer clothing.
Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:05 PM
I've been looking into this as well lately as my work conditions have changed so wanted to know my entitlements.
Unfortunately you need to be at your place of work for a minimum of 12 months to be eligible for maternity leave. You could perhaps take standard unpaid leave to cover your time off to ensure your position is still there for you to go back to.
You can find more details here: http://www.fairwork....-parental-leave
Best of luck with the move!
Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:52 PM
Not only will you most likely not be entitled to paid leave (unless there's an Enterprise Agreement that gives it to you before 12 months service which is unlikely - check your exact entitlements with the Fair Work Ombudsman) but you're also not entitled to unpaid leave without 12 months service. Which means your employer doesn't need to keep your job open if you want to take any time off related to the birth.
Mr teenies' link is the best place to start in learning about your entitlements and responsibilities in the workplace when pregnant/ wanting maternity leave.
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