It is really sad to hear, but yes you can approach nearest labour office to complain for the same and meet your area's labour officer to assist you on this issue. Also, now a days there are many electronic complaint gateways are available on which you can try to post your complaint.
5th August 2017
You have not mentioned any details about your role and designation, please mention those details.If you have any compulsion to work then take a long leave on the basis of medical report and opinion and joined back after the situation is under your control.
Since the maternity benefit Act has been amended many employers are playing truant, but, they can not force you to resign. They will create situations for you to resign, do not succumb to the bully & apply for leave on document with acknowledgement and if they refuse to accept, send it by Registered A/D.
But clear opinion can only be given after you provide desired inputs.
7th August 2017 From India, Thane
during 3rd month of my pregency i was sick due to morning sickness although i was operating from home, but they are not ready to consider that and deducted leave hence i dont have any leave balance left.
I can clearly sense they are planning to build a case against me so that they can terminate me on performance or role redendency ground as i have clearly told them i wount resign. . in month of june before declaring my pregency they gave given me top performer award, and just after telling them they are play this cheap tatics with me to make my life miserable
please suggest can they terminate me by saying my performnace is not up to mark or they have no role left for me.
9th August 2017 From India, Bangalore
Have you shared the information with the company, through a formal mail or an application? If no, immediately do so. Also, do not resign, you can take holiday on the Maternity Benefit Act.
Having a legal team, does not mean they can bend the laws. Also, they might be genuinely wanting to shift you some other project, as you will surly go on a 6 months leave and no project can be kept un manned till that date. Take the smaller project, which may be for the time, you will be working before the Maternity Leave.
Keep the correspondence in writing and on mail, with a CC to the HR and the Top Management along with your group or team leader.
Wishing you the best.
9th August 2017 From India, Mumbai