I would like to get a technical insight on option of leaving the job on end of maternity leave / back to work day.
Due to some personal family reasons after maternity I am currently in dilemma of whether to rejoin the employer or quit the job & need some time to think. I've worked for several years for the employer & as such have a longer notice period in normal circumstances. I've got a return to work letter for the due return in few weeks time. The letter reminds about the standard 12 weeks notice period. But lateron letter has a sentence saying -" If you do not return back to work on end of maternity leave date and have not communicated to the us the reason why then we will assume that you have resigned."
What does above line mean? Does that mean if I do not turn up on the end of maternity leave date, I could effectively resign without giving any notice, as such.
- Does this mean my notice will be 0 days if I excercise that option on the Return to work day?
I really would like to use the time before that date to think if I want to return to work or not. So I don't want to resign immediately. So kindly advise, on this special end of maternity return to work policy.