Maternity Leave and Accommodations

Geography: United States Research Source: National Partnership For Women & Families —Date: January 2014 —Findings: 40% of families have the woman as the primary or sole breadwinner. 71% of women said they needed more frequent breaks at work when they became pregnant. 61% said they needed a schedule modification or leave time for critical health care. […]

Paid Leave For New Mothers Increasingly Essential

Geography: United States Research Source: Pew Research —Date: March 2015 —Findings: 44% of women who were pregnant with their first child in the 1960’s continued to work while pregnant. 65% of women who chose to work while pregnant at this time stopped working more than a month before the birth. 21% of these women returned to work within 6 […]

UK Women Fear Asking Maternity Questions Is Unprofessional

Geography: Global Research Source: Glassdoor —Date: November 2014 —Findings: 78% of women would not ask about a company’s maternity package in the interview stage. 51% of women with this reservation would not ask so that the employer does not jump to conclusions that they are already pregnant. 19% do not think they would be taken seriously. 31% think […]

Companies Paying For Option For Female Employees To Freeze Eggs

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek —Date: October 2014 —Findings: —Apple and Facebook will cover costs up to $20,000 for female employees to free their eggs. —It costs about $10,000 for every round of harvesting and $500 or more each year to store eggs. —Facebook offers $4,000 for new parents to use for their […]