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How long do you have to work at a company to be entitled to maternity pay?

I recently started a new job 26th march 08 and I have found out i'm 13 weeks pregnant, my employer doesn't know yet. Will I still be entitled to maternity pay?

Asked By: Steph P - 7/21/2008
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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978... More
Answered By: andrew's mommy - 7/21/2008
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Only if the company offers maternity pay...most dont... More
Answered By: M Kerr RN L&D - 7/21/2008
 
You have to work there at least a year i think to atleast get FMLA, but I'm not sure about their own personal maternity plan, you'd have to talk to human resources dept.
Answered By: Free Range BOY Due 12/17/08! - 7/21/2008
 
ummm no company (in the US) is REQUIRED to give maternity pay... FMLA just says they cant fire you if all the requirements are met. if the company you work does give paid leave you will need to check with HR to find out if you will qualify... More
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Answered By: Tati - 7/21/2008
 
it depends on the company. most companies will require 3 months before giving employees benefits. including: time off, health benefits, sick days, maternity leave. etc... you need to go and ask HR, it is different for all companies.
Answered By: sma200 - 7/21/2008
 
You must have worked for at least 26 weeks by the end of the qualifying week (i.e. by the end of the 15th week before the week the baby is due) and... More
Answered By: Lucy B - 7/21/2008
 
It depends on the company's guidelines and rules for that. Not many company's offer maternity pay. I know when I go on leave I get paid, but not from my company, instead it's through the state and it's only for six weeks. And it's not really much to be honest, it's a certain type of disability pay. And then, after that... More
Answered By: Due Jan. 26, 2009 - 7/21/2008
 
i agree with what everyone has said, but another important fact is that if you work for a small company that has less than 50 employees none of these things apply, they are not required to do anything - they don't have to hold your job or give you leave at all. just another factor to consider. also, any illness that... More
Answered By: jane j - 7/21/2008
 
not until a year after service
Answered By: Miss A - 7/21/2008
 
Make sure to check your benefits guide, or call the company to ask directly. Pregnancy is considered a "short-term disability". Generally, depending on your position anywhere from 90 days to 6 months. I started a job last Sept. (I had gotten pregnant in July) and was allowed my full disability pay and leave in April... More
Answered By: MAMA Jules - 7/21/2008
 
depends . u need to ask hr . if ur full time u have a better chance but if ur part time i doubt it . i worked part time for a yr and a half and go leave with no pay
Answered By: SoNotTheTypical - 7/21/2008
 
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