Ma­ter­nity leave should be at the dis­cre­tion of the em­ployer

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“The ma­ter­nity leave pro­vi­sion should be ti­tled ‘Fam­ily Leave’ which ev­ery­one can use for events like sick par­ents/chil­dren, per­sonal time, etc. Its a block of time that ev­ery­one could ben­e­fit from, not just for women who are preggo. The big­ger is­sue is how it im­pacts small busi­nesses. I don’t think it should be man­dated but pro­vided as a ben­e­fit, you as an in­di­vid­ual can choose to work at com­pa­nies that pro­vide the ben­e­fit or not.”

MARK

“I’ve re­peat­edly been de­nied leave when my mother was in hos­pi­tal / surgery, even though I work hard & al­most never take any an­nual or sick days. But the par­ents in my com­pany are al­ways given hours & days off for their kids school per­for­mances or va­ca­tions etc…”

LIZZY D

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