For those US preggos not returning to work…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Many companies require you to reimburse them for compensation and benefits paid to you during your leave if you decide not to come back, or if you only come back for some token amount of time.  These policies are usually clearly spelled out in an employee handbook of some sort.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@aliciapdx:  Then be honest…what happens if when your little one is 2 months old your hubby looses his job?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Is the STD provided by the company or a 3rd party that the company arranged (i.e. Aflac)? If it provided by a 3rd party, you probably won’t have to pay it back as they don’t care if you return to work or not.

I would approach HR as though you are going through your options and include it in the options to learn about, other questions you may include in the discussion is flex time, flex spending accounts for children/childcare, how to take days off when baby is sick, etc. What is the worst that will happen, do you really think they will fire you? You are now in a protected class, they can’t without just cause.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Even if the employee handbook seems outdated, if it’s the most recent copy they have provided then I would go with whatever is listed in it.  Can you share exactly what it lists in there and we could help you decipher it? 

Also, are you having to take 2 weeks unpaid or using accured vacation before you qualify for the 6 weeks of STD?  Might want to check on that as well as that could affect what day you decide to give your notice.

 

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