If this is your first time having an employee go on maternity leave, you may feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are ways to make the transition as smooth as possible for your employee and for the workers that stay behind. Here’s how you can prepare your workplace for the new arrangement.
Reevaluate the Company’s Policy for Maternity Leave
After an employee announces that they are pregnant, brush up on the company’s policy and procedures for maternity leave. Then you should meet with the worker to discuss their options. You should also schedule a meeting between the worker and a representative of your business’ Human Resources department. That way, you will have a clear understanding of the worker’s needs and the amount of time they plan to take off, which will help you prepare for their absence.
Provide Accommodations Within Reason
If the employee has a condition that was induced by the …