Maternity leave is a very hot topic among most parents and organizations. The United States has a lot of work to do – as do many companies. Is any country doing it right? A recent NYT article examined some countries who consider themselves helping moms get back to work – and the real effect it’s had. Donna Levin, VP of Policy has some thoughts on what can be done to help all parents. What do you think?
“While well intentioned policies, like paid parental leave and mandated child care, seek to strengthen working families and improve gender parity, they can have the unintended consequences of perpetuating workplace discrimination against the very populations they’re meant to support – the working women.
Here, we’ll look at where some family-friendly policies have gone wrong, and how to prevent future initiatives – in the United States, perhaps – from backfiring.” Read more