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‘It can actually happen’: Sudbury woman warns others about being fired while on maternity leave | CBC News

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A Sudbury woman is fighting to get her job back after being terminated while on maternity leave. Amy Gravelle says she was on maternity leave from Canadian Blood Services in Sudbury when she was called into the office and told that there would be no job for her to return to. She was told her position as Events Coordinator had been combined with the Territory Manager position and was given to the woman hired to replace her while she was on maternity leave. According to the Employment Standards Act, in most cases, an employee who takes parental or pregnancy leave is […]

Maternity leave for parents with premature babies should be allowed to start later, says this new mum – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Maternity leave for parents with premature babies should be allowed to start later, says this new mum Posted November 03, 2019 07:04:06 Emma Sharp had already used up 14 weeks of leave before her newborn son was healthy enough to come home. Key points: Baby Caelan — Emma and Luke Sharp’s first child — was born on February 12, 2017, weighing just 1,013g. The tiny Territorian came into the world 98 days early and needed to stay at Royal Darwin Hospital for more than three months to make sure he could survive in the outside world. “I was lucky I […]

Chuck: No paternity leave if men don’t live with mothers

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IF Justice Minister Delroy Chuck were to have his way, Jamaican men would only be granted paternity leave if they are married or living with the mother of their children. The issue of paternity leave has triggered wide-scale public debate over the last few months. The justice minister has said it could be successfully implemented in Jamaica if a coherent policy is put in place. “If you want paternity leave, you must be living with the mother for a few months before birth. If it’s your wife, no problem,” Chuck said as he addressed a Ministry of Justice child diversion […]

Maternity Leave Benefit Is Not A Matter Of Charity, Says Delhi District Judge Hearing Woman’s Plea

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A judge from Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court surprised everyone when he quoted eminent Hollywood personalities like Oprah Winfrey and Meryl Streep while hearing a case on a woman’s maternity leave.  Judge Mohd Farrukh while hearing the 2009 case, quoted Oprah saying, “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is. Grant of maternity leave benefit is not a matter of charity.” He went on to quote other feminist actors while upholding a Rs 2.5 lakh compensation to a woman who was terminated for extending her maternity leave, as reportedby. The […]

Governor vetoes bill to give California teachers paid maternity leave | EdSource

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Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Credit: AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Gov. Gavin Newsom at his state budget presentation in January. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday vetoed a bill that would have given California K-12 and community college teachers and other school employees at least six weeks of fully paid maternity leave, saying it would be too costly for school districts and community colleges. “Providing every California worker with paid family leave is a noble goal and a priority for my administration,” Newsom said in his veto […]

Kula: Companies refusing to grant 90 days maternity leave to face action

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Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said private employers must comply with the new benefit which was announced in the 2020 Budget yesterday. — Picture by Miera Zulyana IPOH,  Oct 12 — The Human Resources Ministry will take action against private sector employers who refuse to allow 90 days maternity leave to female workers beginning 2021. Its minister, M. Kulasegaran said the private employers must comply with the new benefit which was announced in the 2020 Budget yesterday. “If the public sector can do it, why can’t the private sectors,” he told reporters after launching JobsMalaysia Caring Carnival 2019 here today. […]

A Mom’s Poignant Post Proves That Maternity Leave Needs to Be Much, Much Longer

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Stacey Skrysak, a mom and news anchor with a passion for writing, recently opened up about how ridiculous the maternity leave laws are in the US. In a Facebook post, she shared that not only do women need to recover from giving birth, but the weeks after bringing a child into the world are far from relaxing. “I’ve been on maternity leave for exactly six weeks. As I sit here with my newborn nestled on my chest, I couldn’t imagine heading back to work on this day,” she wrote. “But that’s the reality for so many women in the US. […]

‘I’ve been on maternity leave for exactly 6 weeks. I couldn’t imagine heading back to work today.’: Mom insists it’s just ‘not enough time’ to ‘connect with our babies’

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“I’ve been on maternity leave for exactly six weeks. As I sit here with my newborn nestled on my chest, I couldn’t imagine heading back to work on this day. But that’s the reality for so many women in the U.S. And it breaks my heart. It takes 9+ months to grow and nurture a baby inside the womb, yet women are expected to leave their newborns just a few weeks later and return to work? In six weeks that I’ve been home, I haven’t slept more than four hours at a time. My days revolve around changing diapers, nursing […]

I want another baby but maternity leave would stall my career | Dear Mariella

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That women are still in this position is enraging, says Mariella Frostrup. Know your rights and stand your ground The dilemma I have a 21-month-old baby and took six months maternity leave. Since returning to work I’ve managed large projects and am delaying trying for baby number two as I don’t want to leave during project delivery. I have high aspirations and I really like my job and enjoy these opportunities. My boss is offering me another big project next year and I feel in a predicament. If I have my “family life” hat on, I don’t want to leave […]

Liberals pledge to boost Canada Child Benefit, remove tax from maternity leave | CTV News

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The Liberals promised Tuesday that if re-elected, they will boost the Canada Child Benefit for children under age one and make maternity and parental leave benefits tax-free. Leader Justin Trudeau said that raising children is expensive and challenging, particularly in the first year, and this would help. “In those first few months with a new baby, when it’s a struggle to get enough sleep, let alone get to the top of your game at work, it can be an even bigger concern,” he said. “People should be focused on spending time with their baby, not worrying […]