It is very common for employees to work full time, then upon having children to decide that they want to work part time.
In such situations a flexible working application should be made to the employer. Unfortunately these applications are not always dealt with properly and fairly. This can amount to discrimination and also lead to a finding of unfair constructive dismissal. I can assist you with this in many ways; I can draft the flexible working application or the appeal after an application is rejected. I can also write a letter to your employer pointing out that they have acted unlawfully and the potential consequences of doing so. Often this is all it takes to change their position, which can have a big impact on your life. Below is a quote from a client I assisted who was allowed to return to work on a part time basis so that she could look after her child: -