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---- November 12th, 2014 7:56pm

Having a conversation with some female members of my family resulted in an interesting debate. They feel workplaces should be required to pay for maternity leave up to a year. I say it's a stress on the employer. They say it's a mother's right.

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11/12/14 9:41 pm

It is a mothers right to become pregnant & have a baby. It is a parents obligation to care for their own baby. It is an employers right to operate their own business in a manner that is in harmony with their desires, & perpetuates a going concern.

drunk ill be Bach
11/12/14 9:35 pm

If you need that much time, just quit. When you're ready to work again, just contact the managers about re-employment.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/12/14 8:59 pm

Not a right - a kindness, and they should be grateful.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
11/12/14 8:56 pm

Maternity leave yes, a year is excessive!!

I overheard this one convo of a teen that she wants to move to Europe, find work, get prego and keep having kids so she wouldn't have to go back to work for too long.. That's the difference!!

TigerShark47 Missouri
11/12/14 8:23 pm

I fully support a maternity leave, but a year is ridiculous.

11/12/14 8:14 pm

As a female with four children...that's just ridiculous!

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
11/12/14 6:02 pm

Workplaces should only be required to pay earned vacation/sick days that are offered to all employees regardless if they're pregnant or not. Even if a company offers paid maternity leave a year seems a little excessive.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/12/14 5:32 pm

What would be the basis for that "right"? I'd expect her to have recovered from giving birth, assuming there weren't complications, in a matter of weeks, not months. Under FMLA, she gets twelve weeks of unpaid leave within one year of birth.

EarlyBird Portland
11/12/14 4:07 pm

I think employed people need to be a little more grateful for their jobs and quit whining about "me, me, me!" Any amount of accrued time off should be granted and possibly a little more unpaid time, but that's it.

Kay41 the Midwest
11/12/14 3:57 pm

They should be able to use any sick time they haven't and then so many weeks of unpaid leave. I don't believe this is an employee responsibility.

11/12/14 5:07 pm

I agree. It's not the employers issue.

Wes28 CBus
11/12/14 3:40 pm

A year?? Too much.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
11/12/14 3:33 pm

A year? That's a bit excessive to ask the employer to provide in this country.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
11/12/14 2:36 pm

Nobody has a right to be paid for a single day's labor that they don't work let alone a whole year.

EarlyBird Portland
11/12/14 4:08 pm

Whoops, that was a mistake. Sorry

dawl adulting
11/12/14 2:14 pm

A year seems like a bit much lol

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
11/12/14 1:30 pm

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dventola98 CMU
11/12/14 12:59 pm

A years a little bit crazy I could see between 6-9 months but 9 months is still a stretch.

cowboy Here and There
11/12/14 12:59 pm

Then they complain about being paid less for doing less work... Girls want it all.