114 million Americans
have no paid family leave.
Corporate America can be part of the solution.
The majority of top US companies have inadequate and discriminatory policies that often leave out dads, adoptive parents, and low-wage workers.
Resources for Companies
We asked HR experts to share their best practices.
"Our baby was born with a tumor the size of a golf ball in her throat and had to be airlifted to a NICU in another city. Living in a country that doesn't offer maternity or paternity leave is one of the greatest anxieties I've ever encountered."
- Gina, Nevada
"When I was 7 months pregnant, I was forced into a leave of absence because I was a 'liability.' I eventually had to re-apply to get my job back, and as a single mother managing my family's expenses without paid maternity leave was a struggle."
- Kaya, former McDonald's employee, Michigan
"I went back to work 4 weeks after I had my baby because I couldn't afford to stay home any longer. Even though my baby was in the NICU for a week and needed me, I had no choice but to go back to work."
- Jenny, Lowe's
"I was able to take all the time I needed - 12 weeks paid, and the option of 12 weeks unpaid bonding - to be with my daughter. This time allowed me to heal properly and bond with my baby. Everyone should have access to these types of benefits."
- Marissa, Bank of America, Texas
"I didn't have any paid parental leave when my child was born, so I took time off without a paycheck, which was a struggle for me. I had to rely on state help to feed my family.
- Amanda, McDonald's, Illinois