Any HR guru's out there?
Hi ladies, Hope you are all well. I haven't posted on here for such a long time, been more of a lurker lately! I'm just a bit annoyed about my boss as he's putting pressure on me to make a decision NOW (at 13 weeks pregnant!) to let him know whether I'm returning from my maternity leave, or whether I'm planning not to come back at all, because he has no problem to fill my post right now!! A bit of background behind his questions: I'm part-time ( I work 3 days a week -15 hours) and I support him heavily with running his business. He recently recruited another lady (on a part-time basis) to take the basic admin jobs from me so I can focus on handling the more technical aspects of my role. This lady (despite HOURS of training couldn't do the job and she decided to leave) so he is looking for someone else. He is now wondering whether he should recruit someone on a part-time basis to fill her position, or whether he should recruit a full-timer to take over from me when I go on maternity... And he doesn't know whether he wants a permenant member of staff or a temporary one. He is also moving premises out of the main office and into his home, into a converted garage... Which I mentioned that I was unsure about because of the lack of contact with other people... I am a very social creature and I would find it very isolating. I told him its highly unfair of him to pressurise me in this way as I LEGALLY don't have to tell him of my intentions until a month before I am due back and I will not put myself in a position where I talk myself out of a job!! So angry. Is there any knowledgable HR person out there who can advise me on the best way to handle this situation? Thanks, Chilli xx