Questions tagged [parental-leave]

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How do I tell my supervisor that he is choosing poor replacements for me while I am on maternity leave?

About at month after telling my supervisor that I was pregnant, I presented him with a list of recommendations for people in my office whom I thought could cover my various roles while I am on ...
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Can I change my notice period while on maternity leave?

I have told my current employer that at the end of my maternity leave (June 1st) I will not be returning to work. They have sent me an official acceptance of resignation letter. I have now been ...
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Is it concerning for a small US employer to not have have a maternity leave policy in the job offer?

I was recently made a job offer by a US firm (for our purposes, a sub-50-person tech startup with significant VC support). I was surprised to see that there was nothing about maternity/paternity ...
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Skilled junior employee critical of her seniors

I have a highly talented junior employee in the role of scrum master. She’s outperformed on most tasks and is starting to take on a larger role on the project. As the manager I’ve assigned multiple ...
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Job offer withdrawn due to parental leave

I applied as a software developer to a small to mid sized software company in Germany. Both my home and the company are in a relatively small town (~100k population) so there are not a lot, though ...
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How to handle unfair workplace policies in Ireland? [closed]

I am pregnant and struggling with insomnia and my commute doesn't help the situation. I asked my manager if I could work at home and he said no. Naturally, I am not impressed with the situation. I'm a ...
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How to reply to a recruiter if I am going on maternity leave soon?

A recruiter from a high-profile company that I'd like to work for has reached out to me on LinkedIn. The trouble is I'm going on maternity leave in September and it's probably not a good time to ...
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Got kicked out of the office while on maternity leave [closed]

While on maternity leave I was notified by the office supervisor that my office is given to someone else. they packed all of my belongings prior to notifying me. my office will be given to someone ...
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When to notify employer you are not returning from maternity leave [duplicate]

Repost: As is a common practice, my wife does not plan to return to work after maternity leave. Because this is a common occurrence, we are sure her employer must have some suspicions. When is the ...
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How/when to tell employer you're not coming back after maternity leave? [duplicate]

My wife is pregnant with our first child. She is currently working full-time and gets her insurance through her employer (which we need to pay for the pregnancy). The employer also offers 3-months ...
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Will pregnancy affect my chance of getting the job? [closed]

I applied for a position and when I got a call for the first interview o already knew I was about 10 weeks pregnant. I got called back for the second interview (which is in two days). After much ...
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What to do when two weeks notice period overlaps with parental leave?

Starting the beginning of next month I will be taking two weeks off from work as paid parental leave. I now have reason to believe I will be receiving a job offer within the next few days here, with ...
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When do I give notice to my employer if offered a job while on maternity leave?

I wasn't actively looking for a job while on leave, but I was alerted to an opportunity at a company worth better benefits and they offered me the job. I'm on maternity leave and am due to return to ...
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No employee handbook available, how can I check policy discretely?

I work for a pretty small company, but they have told me they are in the process of creating a handbook of policy, expectations, etc. I would like to know our maternity leave policy but am not yet ...
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Balancing Personal and Home

I have been working for my company for 3 years now, have not "missed" or been late to work once. I have of course had sick days (>10). Recently, I have found out I am to be a father. As such, I have ...
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What can I do to get a raise, when I take a long leave the same time I get a new CEO?

I will go on a 8 month paternity leave starting the same month my company gets a new CEO. The soon-to-be CEO has already started, but my current CEO will still work for a transition period until my ...
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Looking for a part time role following maternity leave

I'm looking to return to work following maternity leave and want a part time role. I'd like to approach some employers directly (for unadvertised roles), do I need to state initially I'm looking for ...
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Is this response from management to a casual harassment claim appropriate? [closed]

A number of my colleagues asked me some very rude questions after I came back from maternity leave. I was feeling sad because of the way my manager was treating me, and he was giving me horrible ...
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Is my manager's attitude discriminatory? [closed]

My manager was persistently rude me to me and I asked him why and he said 'that having me back was a huge adjustment for him because women don't come back from maternity leave.' He said 'Come back? ...
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Child birth before the end of waiting period for unpaid leave? [closed]

In the US, one organization's HR policy for leave states that one is eligible for unpaid leave for medical reasons, including child birth, for a period of up to 12 weeks. However, the waiting period ...
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Is it best to move on after being harassed at work? [closed]

If you read my previous posts I've been harassed and mistreated after returning from maternity leave. How can I stop my colleagues being disrespectful about my personal life choices? I submitted a ...
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How can I stop my colleagues being disrespectful about my personal life choices?

I've been disrespected since coming back from maternity leave. I am trying to get the behavior to stop and I want to feel comfortable at work even talking to them in general without massive details ...
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Expecting too much from me after maternity leave [closed]

I started at the company as a junior game dev so I did QA and old legacy games. I did that for about a year. I thought it was an appropriate level for a fresh grad just out of university. I went on ...
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What to ask about at the next job interview after a bad maternity leave experience? [closed]

If you've seen my previous posts I had a very bad experience coming back from maternity leave. I want to have another baby in the future and I'm wandering what might be some sneaky questions to ask ...
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Inappropriate Comments After Returning From Maternity leave [duplicate]

I was only able to take a 3 month mat leave with my first child ( in my country you get a year off but it's only 50% of your pay ) because of my financial situation: I married a man from another ...
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How do I navigate after an uncomfortable hiccup at work?

I came back after maternity leave and requested a flexible working arrangement: work 2-3 days in the office and a few at home. As a software developer this is a very reasonable schedule. The only ...
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What is the best time and way to tell your boss you are pregnant?

In an average company that would mean maternity-leave and so on. Some companies might not be supportive of such information especially if you started the job quite recently. So should you tell him/...
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Vacation Etiquette After Short Maternity Leave

I took a short maternity leave (3 months) and returned to work. I had 3 weeks of remaining vacation time that I didn't take, so I booked the entire Christmas season off (Dec 12th to Jan 4th). I have ...
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How do I stop awkward questions after maternity leave?

I went on maternity leave for 3 months with my first baby. I know I'm entitled to a year off but at only 50% of your pay with no top-ups and being the breadwinner makes that an impossible dream. I ...
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How do I manage difficult ex boss returning from maternity leave?

My ex boss is about to return to work part time after maternity leave - we had previously worked together in our department for 6 years and although I never liked her much we got on fine. In her ...
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How can I persuade employer to allow me to telecommute after maternity leave is finished?

I am at an IT job that I was very fortunate to get, but hasn't been the best fit for me. However since this is a local government agency, people don't get terminated easily. When I was in my first ...
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Should I keep quiet about personal plans which might impact a demanding project my new employer has planned? [closed]

I have the offer to join a new company soon and they have a demanding project in the pipeline where I would have to work for at least a couple of years without any break apart from the legally granted ...
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Giving two-weeks notice when on maternity/paternity leave?

My wife is a nurse and is currently on maternity leave. For reasons with work life balance, she wishes to possibly look at another job for when she is ready to go back to work. She has a promising ...