Dad sues company over paternity leave

Dad sues company over paternity leave

By Corinne Hautala. CREATED Nov 12, 2013

A Time Warner employee is challenging its family leave policy.  He believes it discriminates based on sex.

The employee, whose wife just gave birth to their third child, claims that Time Warner’s policy allows 10 weeks of paid leave to women who give birth to children, or couples following adoption or surrogacy. Biological fathers, on the other hand, he claims are limited to two weeks of paid leave.

Time Warner pointed out its policy is more generous than the medical standards and the FMLA’s guarantee of unpaid leave.