Wait. You guys don’t have a paid maternity leave? O_o
Nope, and every time it’s brought up, there is a chorus of, “BUT SOMEONE THINK OF THE PROFIT MARGINS!!! IT WILL DESTROY JOBS AND KEEP COMPANIES FROM HIRING WOMEN!!”
Just like the comments over at the source of the article.
In Canada it doesn’t cost companies anything as it is paid through employment insurance and is effectively like if you were on unemployment for a year (the last 9 months is paternity leave and can be split between either parent not just the mother) but employer is required to hold a job for you.
The only real cost to employers is hiring and training costs with bringing in temporary replacements