If you work for an employer with four or less employees, you have no maternity leave rights at all. I’m sorry. You can still try of course, but they’re not expected to grant any leave. Some employers will still allow for some leave under their policies, but it would be a privilege, not a right.
Try advocating for yourself. Explain the benefits of having the reputation of being a family-friendly company. Promise your employer you will tell everyone in town how generous they are. You never know!
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