We crowdsource Whole Foods Market, Inc.'s maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Whole Foods Market, Inc.'s employee reviews and anonymous tips from Whole Foods Market, Inc. employees.

Whole Foods Market, Inc. Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Whole Foods Market, Inc. offers 0 weeks of paid maternity leave and 14 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 12
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Retail: Supermarket Company Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Retail: Supermarket Company industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 6
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8 8
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 2 3
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 3 5
Maternity Leaves Taken at Whole Foods Market, Inc.
    • Lady DancesWithTrees
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady loudmouth
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 28 weeks unpaid
    • Lady SouthernAndSerious
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lovely82
    • 8 weeks paid
    • weeks unpaid
Whole Foods Market, Inc. Maternity Leave Comments
  • "I have yet to experience first hand the need for maternity leave, I hear that it relatively fair. There is an abundance of sexual harassment that goes unpunished or unreported for fear of retaliation. There are women in leadership roles including at the regional level. But males do dominate the positions throughout the company." - Lady madlove
  • "No paid leave. FMLA entitles 16 weeks used concurrently with PDL. In California you can also stack CFRA for another 12 weeks of Baby Bonding. (Must qualify based on service hours & time in position) There is no problem taking leave time for pregnancy but they are not paid. If you are on the medical plan there are additional free maternity resources at your disposal." - Lady loudmouth
  • "Whole Foods is currently having issues in general with treating their employee population well. If you're a woman, it's even worse. Iv'e personally experienced and also witnessed mistreatment of employees with manageable health conditions, mishandling of leave of absence due to health reason and/or maternity leave. I personally would never work there again and would never refer anyone. Sadly, I did not feel this way during my first year, but what I experienced and also witnessed during my tenure has soured my viewpoint." - Lady Yogini5472
  • "I had a baby half way through my time at wfm. when I told my bosses I was pregnant, I was demoted a lower paying position. I was devastated! I had to interview for a different position where I was paid a better wage.I saved up enough pto and had short term disability which allowed me to take 3.5 months off for fmla, because they don't have maternity leave. I was lucky for that but it was a struggle financially, even with a husband working full time. when I returned they were extremely unhelpful and inflexible about my schedule. Despite having been a "valued employee" for about 2 years prior. i was pushed in to part time, paid a lesser wage and ultimately quit. I had to attend mandatory meetings at night with my little 4-5 month old baby strapped to my chest. very disappointing." - Mrs. Chains
  • "I had saved up PTO in case I ever got pregnant and needed to use it as my maternity leave. I was lucky that I saved it all up. Whole Foods doesn't offer maternity leave which is awful! I saw many babies being born to co-workers in my 3 years of employment there. Most of the women had to come right back to work and others just quit." - Mrs. Chains
  • "Part-time jobs were offered in the past." - Anonymous
  • "Some telecommuting, option for telecommuting" - Anonymous

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