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Maternity leave

Paula J. Schlax pschlax at bates.edu
Tue Nov 9 13:50:04 EST 1999

I am not certain of the law, but I know that the leave act only applies to
companies above a certain number of employees, and then it's only 12 weeks
unpaid leave.  As a postdoc, I had a child and had 4 weeks paid leave- not
nearly enough time really, and we couldn't afford unpaid leave...I know some of
my friends have had 3 months of with a large chunk of that paid.

I would look to bigger companies to have better policies (if that is an

Sandra Burridge wrote:

> Does anyone know of any resource that lists the maternity options for women
> given by biotech companies. I was recently told at an interview in the Bay
> Area that I would receive 6 weeks unpaid leave. I thought were was a family
> leave act?.
> Companies do not include this information on the employee benefits pages on
> their web sites or does it count as short term disability. I hope things are
> not as dismal as they seem or I do have to move back to the UK to receive
> paid maternity leave and a company crèche?
> Sandra


Dr. Paula J. Schlax
Department of Chemistry
Bates College
Lewiston ME 04240

"There's nothing the matter with his mind. He just
does things in his own way and in his own time."
 From A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle

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