Currently on maternity leave and just found out (via Facebook not officially) that someone in my department got the head of department role. I was not even made aware that there was a vacancy so wasn't able to apply! I'm assuming it will have been emailed out as an internal application but I don't check my emails while off. What are my rights? Am I obligated to check my emails? Should they have rung or written to me to let me know? What should I do about it? Thanks Ps the person who got it is a man with less experience than me. If I had applied, I would have been more qualified.