Athena & Bhairav
Hope you have informed the HR in writing via email about your pregnancy, if not then right away to that.
The HR cannot terminate you or ask you to resign under any circumstance when you are pregnant.
The employer cannot escape their responsibilities under the applicable law by practicing such dastardly acts and means.
Do not under any circumstance issue any resignation letter.
And keep all your communication between you and the employer/HR in writing while maintaining a parallel of such email in your personal email id.
10th August 2016 From India, Ahmedabad
10th August 2016 From India, Hyderabad
As said by A&B communicate every thing through mail, Ask ur HR on what ground asking you to resign. As per recent amendment in Maternity benefit act, women who are carrying/pregnant are eligible for 26 weeks of maternity leave(including private companies).
Confirm one more thing whether you are covered under ESIC or not or above ceiling limit of ESIC. If you are covered under ESIC means, as per ESIC act they will provide you leave,pay for non working days during leave and also your management will have no rights to terminate you or ask to resign during ESIC leave.
11th August 2016 From India, Hyderabad
Please address an email to HR head, your immediate senior, your departmental head, Company MD and/or CEO , CFO,clearly stating that you are pregnant and you are aware of your rights under the law and hence under no circumstance willing to resign.
In case if the matter becomes severe then please do visit below link and log your complaint
If you need any paid legal assistance then do let me know, I would be more than glad to help you with appropriate resources at the lowest cost.
17th August 2016 From India, Ahmedabad
As already suggested/advised by the professionals here in the forum,Please do not resign under any circumstance.Continue to work,keep your calm and if it is intolerable then take SL/CL which you would be having as an entitlement in your account.
Get a proper mail drafted from someone in HR (outside your Organisation) for the reasons your employer is asking for the resignation.I am pretty sure the HR person who is asking for your resignation will not be able to revert/reply to your mail.
Also keep forwarding all mail communication to your personal id for future references .. else take print outs of the mail communication .
17th September 2016 From India, Pune
As suggested by our HR professional keep yourselves cool and continue till the date where you are eligible for maternity leave. The management can not terminate your services and initiate any action during the course of your maternity leave hence don't submit any resignation.
19th September 2016 From India, Hyderabad
19th September 2016 From India, Mumbai