I have been working on contract for the last two years for the NSW government, my contract is due to finish in November 2019. I am due to take maternity leave on the 1st of June. If I take half pay for 28 weeks do I still get paid that after my contract end date? 1st of June to November 1 is only 21 weeks and 6 days. Do I have any other options?
I don't know how it would work for you but have you tried looking at your contract or talking to the payroll/HR dept where you are working?
Working for the NSW government I'd be pretty comfortable whatever the outcome it's all above board. Some smaller businesses might look to disadvantage you.
All the best.