Creating a fair parental leave policy

For parents, the birth of a child is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. For employers, it can be a monster headache.

A few decades ago (when everyone was wearing bell-bottom pants and watching Charlie’s Angels), it wouldn’t have been unusual for a company to grant liberal leave to mothers and virtually no leave for fathers. But the times are changing and you need to ensure your parental leave policy doesn’t discriminate against men. Our partners at Troutman Sanders LLP have put together a very helpful article called “Is Your Company’s Maternity Leave Policy Legal? The EEOC May Not Think So” that will help you determine if your policy is “at risk.” It also makes recommendations on how to create a new policy that will ensure you steer clear of the pitfalls that lead to hefty lawsuits.

Click here to read the article.


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