So my mat. leave ends in 3 weeks, and today I'm flying to Europe for the next 3 weeks, right up to the end of my mat. leave benefits. Yesterday I was informed that my dept. has been eliminated (I'm the only person in that dept.) and I do not have a job to go back to. I was also told by hrdc that I do not qualify for UI since I'm already on a claim, which doesn't exactly seem fair to me. I was at this company for over 5 years. Does anybody know if there is a way to get UI someone (a loophole or something?) Without my salary my family is in very deep trouble, and I essentially will have no money coming in when I return. Oh and I come back the long weekend and meet up with my boss the day after, so it doesn't exactly leave me time to get legal counsel, etc. So any other advice is greatly appreciated.