We crowdsource Shearman & Sterling LLP's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Shearman & Sterling LLP's employee reviews and anonymous tips from Shearman & Sterling LLP employees.

Shearman & Sterling LLP Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Shearman & Sterling LLP offers 20 weeks of paid maternity leave, 8 weeks of paid paternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 14
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Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 4
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Law Firm Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Law Firm industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 16 15
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8 8
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 6 7
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 4 13
Maternity Leaves Taken at Shearman & Sterling LLP
    • Lady Philips
    • 18 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
Shearman & Sterling LLP Maternity Leave Comments
  • "Very few senior women. Men are generally respectful, but there is a boys' club vibe to the department (all bonding conversations revolve around sports). Get pregnant before making partner at your own risk. Maternity leave policies are generous and in line with other large law firms. To demonstrate commitment to the work and to show ambition, be prepared to work long hours or look like you are working long hours. Stray from the track to partnership for any period (maternity, sabbatical, etc) will likely cost you your chances at partnership." - Lady Philips
  • "Effective as of Sept. 1. 2017, Shearman & Sterling will give the firm’s U.S. lawyers who are primary caregivers up to 20 weeks of paid leave, an increase from the 18 weeks of maternity leave that Shearman & Sterling had previously offered." - Anonymous
  • "The firm is also providing primary caregivers among its staff up to 14 weeks of paid leave. Shearman & Sterling had previously given salaried staffers up to six weeks of paid leave and no leave for its hourly staffers." - Anonymous
  • "For secondary caregivers, the firm is now providing eight weeks of paid “new child care leave,” regardless of the parent’s gender." - Anonymous
  • "Shearman & Sterling has boosted its parental leave policy, increasing paid primary caregiver leave to 20 weeks for all U.S. lawyers." - Anonymous
  • "Previously the general practice firm, headquartered in New York City, which employs about 850 lawyers, gave primary caregivers 18 weeks of maternity leave. For secondary caregivers, the firm will provide eight weeks of paid new childcare leave for lawyers and business services, regardless of the parent’s gender, following a birth, foster or adoption. Shearman & Sterling had previously offered four weeks of paid paternity leave." - Anonymous
  • "For U.S. business services staff, employees now can take 14 weeks of paid time off, up from zero weeks for hourly employees and six weeks for salaried staff." - Anonymous

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