Monday, September 9, 2013

Do Small Business Have The Edge On Maternity Leave?

I wanted to share this article with working mothers.  Lets open a discussion on Maternity Leave.

How much maternity leave would you want or think is necessary?  Are businesses taking this matter seriously?  What are your thoughts?

Pregnant businesswoman working in office. Image shot 2012. Exact date unknown.
Are small businesses more supportive of women who take maternity leave? Photograph: Alamy

Maternity leave is rightly afforded special protection in the workplace given the history of discrimination against pregnant employees, yet many women still insist that leaving work to have a baby puts them at a disadvantage when they return.

The question is, could small businesses have the edge over larger employers in the way that they manage and support things like maternity leave and requests for flexible working, and therefore benefit from having an engaged workforce and potentially being more attractive to female candidates?

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