On the same note…

24 Feb

While earlier this week, I was freaking out because I wasn’t sure if I’d have job protection to take extended leave to be with my child after delivery, the Human Rights Watch was putting out this report on paid-leave in the U.S.:

Failing Its Families

The part that is being picked up by the media is that out of 190 countries looked at, the United States of America is one of THREE countries that doesn’t provide for paid maternity leave under national law.

We are supposed to consider ourselves fortunate that approximately half of Americans even get job protection…

I’m lucky to have been able to find a position with an employer who chooses to offer some paid leave (though I have to use any remaining vacation and sick pay before the short-term disability will pay out).


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