maternity leave

noun

: time off from a job given a mother to take care of a newborn child
The company granted her maternity leave.

Examples of maternity leave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company released its list of the best cities for expat families, specifically considering which cities around the world offer best-in-class safety and education, along with things to do, cost of living, and maternity leave policies. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 2 July 2024 Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents the system’s bus operators, won 12 weeks of maternity leave in contract negotiations with the MTA last year, up from just two weeks prior. Evan Simko-Bednarski, New York Daily News, 30 Apr. 2024 Chioma Nnadi was appointed head of editorial content at British Vogue after Harris had left for maternity leave last summer. Hikmat Mohammed, WWD, 25 June 2024 In 2020, the challenges of being a working mom in politics were on full display as Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) brought her 4-week-old baby to the Capitol after she was told that maternity leave wasn’t an acceptable reason to vote by proxy. Grace Hase, The Mercury News, 16 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for maternity leave 

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“Maternity leave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maternity%20leave. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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