Working parents in the US...worst policy
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|Sun, 07-08-2007 - 1:37pm|
This is disgraceful. Instead of debating the benefits of SAH/WOH maybe we should focus on getting some national policy on maternity leave? At the moment, there is unpaid 12 week leave but only for larger companies. So for the majority of people in the US who work for small companies, technically, they could be fired/ replaced for taking say a week off to deliver a child?
We are in a disgraceful category along with Swaziland, Papua New Guinea and Lesotho. Lovely.
If extended paid leave is untenable for us, why not 6 - 12 months unpaid leave like Australia?
MM (22 weeks pregnant with baby #3 and curious about this "stuff.")