(Closed) What is the maternity leave policy at your job?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 106
249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - City, State

happyhappywife :  0 weeks paid leave. You can take your sick days. I also learnt recenly that your colleagues can also donate THEIR sick days to you. I was completely outraged when I learnt this! Not only HR is giving us nothing, they actually put the burden on the other employees. Disgusting.

Post # 107
422 posts
Helper bee

I think I’m the first female employee in the history of the company to have a baby. Since there’s not very many females here to  being with and the turnover is astonishing, I don’t actually know. It’ll be fun to find out. I’m not counting on any income and am only planning on taking 2-3 weeks off.

Post # 108
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i got nothing paid. i took 12 weeks off unpaid.

Post # 109
2119 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

happyhappywife :  18 weeks unpaid.  Super bummer. I have to cash out pto. I dont have it though. And then i also cash out my sick leave. On top of that i have to still pay my half of my benifits. Health insurance. 

Post # 110
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

For reference, I’m from Australia. My work doesn’t provide paid maternity leave (or parental leave as it’s known here) but I do get 18 weeks paid leave from the government at the national minimum wage (not sure what that is at the moment – it’s not great but it’s something). My work, however, does allow us to take up to 12 months off each time a baby is born – we can return at the end of those 12 months with no penalty.

Post # 111
2120 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I work for the federal government, and we don’t get anything specifically for maternity leave. We are “allowed” to use an advance of 6 weeks paid sick leave (which we have to “pay back” by being in the hole until we accrue enough to balance it out) and FMLA (12 weeks unpaid). We can also use our accrued vacation time. 

It’s completely ridiculous. 

Post # 112
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

I work for the NHS in the UK.

my partner and I will be trying soon so I have been reading up on my maternity pay.

3 month’s full pay then….

3 month’s half pay plus statuary pay (around £450) so a few hundred less than full pay then…

3 month’s statuary pay only £450 

Most women take off 9 month’s. Some 6 because it’s basically full pay.

you can take up to a year off though. 

I am amazed at how many if you woman get nothing or only weeks. I feel very lucky. 

Post # 113
744 posts
Busy bee

No paid maternity leave.

Post # 114
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

12 weeks 100% paid plus any leftover or saved vacation days. Darling Husband also got 12 weeks paternity leave 100% paid. We both work for large corporations.

Post # 115
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m in the US. My company gives 12 weeks parental leave (maternity AND paternity) 12 weeks with 100% pay.

It used to be just maternity leave was 12 weeks at 100% and paterntity was 2 weeks at 100% but they added dads to the maternity leave policy this year and are calling it “parental leave”.

My husband is in a union and doesnt get any paid days off 🙁 He’s just allowed 2 weeks unpaid.

Post # 116
5889 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

ktsteimel :  wait, how did I not know this?? SO happy for you!!!

Post # 117
1308 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I get 8 weeks 100% paid, then I can use any PTO I have saved at 100% paid (should have about 4 weeks I can use), so I’ll be at 12 weeks 100% paid. We can also use FMLA after their paid leave, and your PTO, but I don’t know the percentage paid or time frame of that, I didn’t look into it.

Post # 118
162 posts
Blushing bee

I work for a multinational company and we get  the first 12 weeks @ 100% , the next 12 weeks at 70%. I didn’t think that this was possible in the US. 

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