New York Times: How to Ask for Maternity or Paternity Leave When Your Company Has No Policy

May 21. 2019
ERA Staff


The New York Times’ Parenting section featured ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Stender in an interactive piece giving advice about asking about maternity or paternity leave if your company doesn’t have an official policy.

Jessica gives practical advice:

The 12 weeks have to be within the first year of birth, adoption, or fostering,” she said. “You can take a few weeks, go back, do a week on and off, take a month, or take one day off per week.

And larger cultural context:

“Companies are starting to see that it actually pays off in terms of keeping good people.”

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