Friday, November 19, 2010
Maternity leave can be worrisome
How much time can you afford to take off? Despite laws against it, can you still be fired for taking leave?
The truth is that employers can say you were going to be laid off anyway—and skirt the law.
Most women don’t respond legally—so companies get away with it.
Can you afford to be out a long time—most maternity leave is unpaid.
Have a plan, says Anita Bruzzese, Gannett.
Don’t tell until you have to—when it becomes apparent.
Stay professional—don’t show your sono around or buzz about names.
Plan ahead—even for an early arrival. Have your projects in hand.
Tag up with your boss often while you are home. Stay in touch.
I think I violated all these—and I didn’t go back…So do as I say, not as I did.