Urgent help is required - I am working in a private school as teacher on contractual basis since 3rd July,2017. A new contract letter was issued on dated 3rd july 2018, which says that I am on service contract w.e.f 5th July, 2018. I informed my head verbally that I am pregnant on 4th July, 2018 and through a message on 12th July,2018. I am 5 months pregnant and was not well since 16th September.
I informed the head of my school through mail that I will not able to attend the school because of the same reason and again inform them next day through mail. On 18th September I received a mail from school that I am terminated. I want to know as I am continuing the job in same organisation since July 2017, am I eligble for the following things as per the Maternity Act:
1) the school cannot terminate me from my duties as I am pregnant
2) Will the new contract affect the eligibility criteria of 80 days?