By Sarah Smith, REDBOOK.
Josh Levs is a dad of three, taking time off work to take care of his newest baby girl. So nice, right? Yes, and he's getting into a big fight with his company over it.
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His company has a paid-leave policy: You can take 10 weeks off to care for a new baby and still get your salary. That is, if you're a mom, not a dad. Because the moms have to recover physically, you say? Not exactly: Newly adoptive parents (of either gender) can get the 10 weeks paid, too. So why not biological dads? That's what Levs is asking in his EEOC complaint against Time Warner, and it seems like a really good question to me. Why do people think that dads aren't real caregivers?
After my baby was born, I took 12 weeks off, and then we planned for my husband to take 12 weeks off, thanks to the Family Medical Leave Act, which allows workers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid time toRead More »from Why Don't More Dads Take Leave?