I'm interviewing for new jobs and also family planning. I'm not pregnant, but I hope to be within the next year. One company I'm talking to has a tenure-based leave policy, which I believe is somewhat common. For example:
- 12 weeks paid leave if you have been at the company 1 year +
- 8 weeks paid leave if you have been there 6-12 months
- 4 weeks paid leave if you have been there 0-6 months
There is the option to take additional unpaid leave in each scenario.
My question is whether I have an argument to make that this policy is discriminatory against currently pregnant women, and if/how to negotiate for a different policy before accepting a potential offer.
Let's say I was 5 months pregnant the the primary earner in the household. Would I accept a job that offered me less than 30 days of time off with my newborn? Hell no.