I'm an expectant father who's child is due 8 months from now. I'm scheduled to start a new full time job in a few days. So obviously I will not have a full 12 months of employment by the time my child is due to be born. Are there any Child birth rights I have regarding time off from work to care for my child once it is born?
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You are correct when you infer that FMLA does not apply. Best case is to talk to your employer (obviously they want you) and see if you can go part-time for awhile. Absent that possibility, you could possible claim gender discrimination if they have a policy to allow women maternity leave but not men. But that's a real stretch because the law is not settled on that issue.
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