My daughter has worked for one of these care agencies for the past 2 years. It's one of these 'zero contract hour' jobs where they can call you when they want you. For the past 2 years she's been consistently doing 30-50 hours per week.
She is due to leave on maternity pay in three weeks. For the past few weeks they have reduced her hours to zero, knowing full well that they only have to pay her whilst on maternity, the average wage she's had for the previous 6 weeks (so I've been told anyway).
She is now in the situation of not earning, whilst at the same time unable to quit as she wouldnt qualify for benefits due to voluntarily giving up her job. Nore will she recieve any maternity pay.
Anyone in the know able offer any advice pls?