Checklist: What to Ask HR About Maternity Leave
Every company’s different, and state laws differ, too. When you’re ready to talk to human resources, bring these questions. And take notes! Photo: Veer
[ ] What is going to happen during the rest of my pregnancy?
[ ] What kind of paid and unpaid leave is available?
[ ] While I am on leave, is my job protected?
[ ] What provisions are there for me to ease into coming back?
[ ] What type of leave do I have to cover my doctor’s appointments?
[ ] Is there less strenuous work available while I am pregnant?
[ ] What kind of policies do we have for maternity leave and bonding time?
[ ] Am I covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act or a similar state law?
[ ] What kind of policies do we have for short-term disability?
[ ] Does our state have a temporary disability program?
[ ] What will happen to my job while I am gone?
[ ] What will happen to my benefits while I am on leave?
[ ] What policies do you have to support new parents on the job?
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