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  1. 1. Maternity Leave By Mariah Niesner The term maternity leave refers to the time a mother takes off from work at the birth or adoption of a child. (Weber, par. 1)
  2. 2. Maternity Leave in the USA <ul>Family and Medical Leave Act: </ul><ul><li>“The FMLA entitles eligible employees to take up to 12 work weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave in a 12-month period for specified family and medical reason...” (United States Department of Labor, 1) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Maternity Leave in Canada “Female employees—including managers and professionals—are entitled to up to 17 weeks of maternity leave if they have completed six consecutive months of continuous employment with the same employer before their leave begins.” (Labour.gc.ca)
  4. 4. Discrimination In order to prove the employer discriminates against women who are pregnant or mothers you have to prove that he/she discriminates against men who want parental leave (6) Leiman, Lawrence S., and Darrin S. Kass. &quot;Justifying pregnancy-related employment decisions under the pregnancy discrimination act.”
  5. 5. Discrimination Jane Doe was fired the day after she informed her supervisor that she was pregnant. Is this pregnancy discrimination?
  6. 6. Discrimination Jane Doe was fired the day after she informed her supervisor that she was pregnant. Is this discrimination? Yes. The supervisor did not have any evidence that Jane Doe would be losing time at work.
  7. 7. Discrimination Jane Doe was fired the day before she took her maternity leave. Is this discrimination?
  8. 8. Discrimination Jane Doe was fired the day before she took her maternity leave. Is this discrimination? No discrimination proof because of prior record of absences.
  9. 9. Discrimination Jane Doe is a mother who receives comments like “I don't think you are the best candidate for this job because you have other priorities.” or “You may not have the focus needed for this job because you have children as well.” Is this discrimination?
  10. 10. Discrimination Jane Doe is a mother who receives comments like “I don't think you are the best candidate for this job because you have other priorities.” or “You may not have the focus needed for this job because you have children as well.” Is this discrimination? Court rules in favour of employer because she could not prove that the employer treats men any different.
  11. 11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=046s2dgmU64 How to Negotiate Maternity Leave
  12. 12. “ About 25 percent quit work entirely, 42 percent qualify for paid leave, 45 percent take unpaid leave, and 3.6 percent take no childbirth leave at all.” Simmons, Kimberly. &quot;Pregnancy.&quot;
  13. 13. “ Some feminists argue that coupling pregnancy with other illnesses and disabilities leads to the stigmatization and medicalization of pregnancy.” Simmons, Kimberly. &quot;Pregnancy.&quot; Controversy with Maternity Leave
  14. 14. Controversy with Maternity Leave “ M aternity is not a form of unemployment.” Calder, Gillian. &quot;A pregnant pause: federalism, equality and the maternity and parental leave debate in Canada.&quot;

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