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Does anyone here work for a major financial institution in

Does anyone here work for a major financial institution in the new york metropolitan area? I have yet to find a straight answer on the internet or the company website regarding when my eligibilty for 16 week paid maternity leave would start. Are paid maternity leave benefits usually the same across the board for all major financial firms? I just found out I am pregnant (in my first trimester) and by the time I take my maternity leave I would be only nine months in my new job. Would like to hear about your company's eligibility requirements for paid maternity leave here please. Thank you so much...

Fairygodboss member Anonymous

  • Fairygodboss member

    You should definitely ask -- you're going to have to at some point, right? And they would be crazy not to make an exception for you. Even if they're not thrilled, they just spent literally thousands of dollars to hire you (because that's what it costs to hire a new employee). So they don't want you to leave.

  • Fairygodboss member

    I'm not a financial institution but generally speaking most companies set an eligibility period of 1 year. However, exceptions can always be made so I would not shy away from asking....

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