If a pregnant woman was asked to leave by her employer ( as part of say a large scale lay off, i.e.she has not been a poor professional), would she be entitled to the maternity leave benefit from them? At least in terms of salary in lieu of maternity leave ? ( the paid 3 months) What do you think?
Today , hardly anyone expects to retire in their first job. If we have the freedom to choose / change our employer, the employer can also retain a similar flexibility.
However we are an emotional people and the media loves to fuel this. We also like to think of it as a personal affront to us. But you need not be bad at what you do to be axed. You are unnecessary in the new scheme of things. No body is indispensible. That is difficult to digest.
But running a business is tough. Better that the company survives and a relative few lose jobs is it not?
If there has been adequate notice period and a good severance packet and good handling ( no false assurances, counselling offered) that should be all that one expects. Or am I missing something?
Having said that I find the whole Jet affair rather kingfishy ( Pun intended)