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taking maternity leave, but will be asked not to return due to 6-hour grad school

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Dear sirs,
I am due to have a baby on Aug. 4 and put in written notice for maternity (that was granted for up until Sept. 20)leave up to six weeks without pay. I work in Oklahoma for a tv station, but the corporate office is in Texas. I enrolled in grad school in April, but had no idea two classes would be held during the day until June 4, and immediately told the boss who said on June 5 "This will make my policy on college cources clear on KTEN. There will be no more courses taken during the work day (8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), while you are employed at KTEN..., I expect all account executives who work for kten to work a full day and if you must make a decision onw orking or going to school make your decision wisely. All kten sales reps going to school or considering must see me before signing up for additional courses."
I sent him an email explaining my two day class dilemma and said I'd work one hour overtime to make it up or work on saturdays. He said although he admired me for going to school and tackling a newborn, his policy stood clear. Three employees are currently attending school, and enrolled for fall as I am during working hours. I will more than likely be fired for going to school, could I get unemployment since I am fully capable of working full time with only a two hours during the day schedule and should I get his answer in writing (I have everything else in writing)? He hasn't really stated what is going to happen aftermaternity leave but my family is worried the stress is causing me to become extremly ill late in my pregnancy. Any advice is greatly appreciated! thanks!

[Edited by Lisaeh on 06-12-2001 at 09:24 AM]

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