I was laid off 3 weeks after I started my maternity leave. The reason, as put forth by my manager, was that a business decision was made to eliminate my role. What I learned from this experience is that, while it is illegal to lay off someone because of pregnancy or maternity leave, the employer can circumvent this by eliminating the position so the employee would have no job to return to. Needless to say, it was challenging taking care of a newborn and job searching at the same time.
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They are laying off anyone they don't like. They don't care the work you done and the plan you made. Just let you go.
They are laying off Quality people.
This is real bad. I just joined intuit, environment is not good at work. Shouldn't have joined
I am sorry to hear that. But you are not the first one as far as I know
This is horrible - really... What company would do this? Where is the respect for individuals? We are reduced to 'profit only' kind of a game, Intuit being one of the worst examples.
I think there is still a plenty of smaller companies that care, I was laid off from Intuit in 2013 and I am working for a 30 person private company, we all know each other, we all have a common goal - I really like it much better here. From the comp perspective I can be maybe 10 or 20 percent better off somewhere else, but that comp bump could not compensate for all drawbacks of working in a large enterprise (e.g., bakstabbing, politics, etc.)
People who are good politically get ahead faster than people who are less political but know how to get things done.