Interpreting mat leave policy when considering a new job opportunity
I am considering a move to a new company and their maternity policy states that employees receive 3 months fully paid. It does not specify a minimum length of time one must be employed with the company to receive this benefit. Am I then legally protected to receive this benefit if I end up becoming pregnant within the first year of employment? Or must I clarify now (before deciding to accept the job) that I will receive this benefit regardless of my length of employment? I am nervous to be unhappily surprised down the road but also skeptical about bringing up this clarifying question now considering I am not currently pregnant. Would very much appreciate thoughts/help on this topic!
If you're not pregnant and don't mind asking, I would just ask after you are confident that you have an offer (I'm not sure whether you do or don't). Different companies have different policies about when paid maternity leave kicks in and whether you have to have a certain amount of tenure. 1 year is very common, to my knowledge, but I've also seen some more generous tenure policies that range from 0-6 months. If you really don't feel comfortable asking, perhaps seek out another woman here who works at the company or through your personal network to ask?
I am officially going to be offered a promotion with my company, but the position will be in another state and i just found out i'm pregnant. should i take the job, even though we will most likely move back after we have the baby? should i turn down the promotion to stay close to family during the pregnancy?
What do you feel about women who have to face a step down in their careers after giving time to their newborns and taking a break of at least six months? Did this happen to you too?
I'm about to start my leave but I'm feeling anxious about tying up loose ends before then...are there any general last-minute things people do at work before departing? I want to make sure I'm not forgetting anything!
I recently got accepted into the graduate program of my choice for Fall 2018. Now, I'm trying to decide if I should go full time or part time. My current job is fine, but it is an administrative role where I don't feel like there is room for true professional growth or skill building. Thankfully, I do have managers who are supportive. I'm considering speaking to them about continuing my role here, but part-time. Has anyone ever tried to do this with a job? Is it demeaning to my organization and my role? I'm not sure how to proceed.
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