Paternity Leave - Joe Shlabotnik Is My Hero
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|Date:||August 5th, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)|| |
This is great: in my English oral exam (to become a school teacher), they gave me a text about "new Fatherhood". How fathers were more and more like mothers.
I had to summarize the text for the jury and then they asked me questions. They asked me all kind of questions about it and it was right up my alley as Derek is an American father who would just LOVE to stay home and take care of the kids.
Then I thought of you and your fight with your company to have your rights respected. I told the jury about facts and reality in the US: how maternity leave was actually the same as in France but that not every woman knew it or took it. Same with fathers.
Like you say: it's the law. But so many Americans are scared not to find a job if they go against the will of the company !
Here, you can decide to stop your job for a year or even more without pay and you get some kind of money compensation from the governement. Isn't it great?