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Maternity leave and work issues
Maternity Leave And Work Issues
Employment issues have a lot to do with what your career or occupation is. It is your employer's responsibility to continually inform you of any workplace reproductive hazards. Your policy manual should state your employer's policies regarding maternity leave and vacation time.
Your health-care provider or midwife can inform you if you have special considerations for your pregnancy that will require extra visits, extra rest, or any work restrictions. Many women fear discrimination regarding pregnancy, such as taking time for child care and breast-feeding, but it is illegal to discriminate on these bases.
Review Date: June 29, 2001
Reviewed By: Peter Chen, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare
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