We crowdsource Yale University's maternity, paternity and parental leave policies, based on Yale University's employee reviews and anonymous tips from Yale University employees.

Yale University Maternity and Paternity Leave Policies

Yale University offers 6 weeks of paid maternity leave and 26 weeks of unpaid maternity leave. This information is based on anonymous tips submitted by employees.

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Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 2
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Educational Services: College & Universities Maternity and Paternity Leave

How many weeks of paid maternity, unpaid maternity, paid paternity and unpaid paternity leave do employers in the Educational Services: College & Universities industry offer?

Benefits Median Average
Minimum Paid Maternity Leave (weeks) 6 8
Minimum Unpaid Maternity Leave (weeks) 8 9
Minimum Paid Paternity Leave (weeks) 4 7
Minimum Unpaid Paternity Leave (weeks) 12 10
Maternity Leaves Taken at Yale University
    • Madam New Haven
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 12 weeks unpaid
    • Lady anon496
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 26 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Semi-longtime Staffer
    • 0 weeks paid
    • 19 weeks unpaid
    • Lady Voy
    • 18 weeks paid
    • 0 weeks unpaid
    • bmlgO-10
    • 6 weeks paid
    • 6 weeks unpaid
Yale University Maternity Leave Comments
  • "I've worked there for a long time, and stayed through having 2 children. I returned after both maternity leaves because the people I've worked with have been very supportive. I think it helps that I built up my credibility and reputation before having kids. As a result, I'm able to flex and to work from home while my kids are home." - Anonymous
  • "Only as of this year does the university provide true paid maternity leave - 2 weeks for non-union staff. That is in addition to the 6 weeks paid short-term disability, and up to 26 weeks unpaid FMLA time. HOWEVER, union employees have no paid maternity leave and no short-term disability benefits whatsoever. If you are considering a job at Yale and may need maternity leave, be sure to check the classification of the position you are interested in! There are women in senior positions throughout the university, so it is no longer the Old Boys Club it once was - however there are still elements of that here and there. There are also huge disparities across different areas of Yale with regards to flex schedules, telecommuting, etc. It is really important to get a sense of the culture in your particular department, as there really isn't an overarching university-wide culture." - Anonymous
  • "If you're in the union, there is no paid maternity leave." - Anonymous
  • "The time you take for maternity is based off of your accrued time. If you are in management, you get 6 weeks paid by disability. Any other time is based on your own PTO bank. Previously, the university did not have short-term disability that guaranteed any maternity leave, but you could accrue up to 64 vacation days. That total vacation carry-over is now just 15 days. Therefore, maternity leave is better and worse -- all managers can have 6 paid weeks, but it is unlikely that women will be able to take 4 months paid time off like I was able to do in the past. There are a number of women in leadership roles and women are able to advance, yet we still face challenges. I find there's acceptance for taking leave and time off. Flexibility is the norm." - Anonymous
  • "Time off, maternity and paternity leave are better than finance industry, but new hires get significantly less time off than employees who have been there longer than 7 years. This refers to staff, not faculty, where the inequities maybe more pronounced." - Anonymous
  • "Paid parental leave is available only to non-union employees. Employees in positions classified as union positions - virtually all support staff, and nearly 75% women - do not have access to ANY paid leave. Nor do employees in this class have access to Short-Term Disability Insurance (including employee-paid premiums)." - Anonymous
  • "On-site childcare facilities exist. HOWEVER, they are largely inaccessible due to preferential enrollment (i.e. for STEM faculty, medical faculty, etc), extremely long wait lists, and high costs." - Anonymous

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