Request Maternity Leave at Microsoft In 6 Easy Steps

Request Maternity Leave at Microsoft In 6 Easy Steps

Becoming a parent is exciting. However, there is always an adjustment period that every family must go through when welcoming a new member. And while it can take several weeks to adjust, many new parents are not able to take off of work for that long. This is why some companies provide paid time off to their employees.

If you work at Microsoft, you can take advantage of the  program and still get paid while taking care of your child. If you need to file for parental leave but aren't sure how to go about it or which forms to fill out, DoNotPay is here to help.

Who is Eligible for Maternity Leave at Microsoft?

All Microsoft employees can request parental leave. Birth mothers are offered more time off of work, but all new parents are offered paid leave to care for their new child; this includes foster placements and adoption.

To be considered a Microsoft employee, you must either work directly for Microsoft or work at a company that has over 50 employees and does contract work for Microsoft.

Paid Maternity Leave at Microsoft

Microsoft offers several programs that offer help and support to its employee's families. Here is a look at the different paid leave options that are available.

  1. Birth Mothers – 20 Weeks Fully Paid Leave
  2. Non-Birthing Parent – 12 Weeks Paid Leave
  3. Adoptions and Foster Parents – 12 Weeks Paid Leave

Parents who qualify for parental leave will receive the full amount of their paycheck while they are away from work. Every employee that is out on parental leave must receive no less than $1,000 per week. You can split up the weeks if you need to. For example, if you receive 12 weeks of parental leave, you can take six weeks off now, and six weeks off later. However, all time off must be taken in the first year that the child is welcomed into the family.

In addition to offering parents time away from work, the company also offers other family support programs, including adoption assistance and subsidized childcare.

How DoNotPay Can Help With Microsoft Maternity Leave

It can be confusing trying to figure out who you need to talk to about taking maternity leave, and if there are any specific forms that you need to fill out. Luckily, DoNotPay is here to help. It is fast and easy to request maternity leave with DoNotPay. Simply follow these six steps:

  1. Tell us which state you work in (if you work in CA, NY, NJ, MA, WA, or DC, your state has a paid family leave program).


  2. Choose whether you want us to apply to the program for you or contact your employer with your leave request. If you want to apply for the program, we will walk you through the questions on the form and mail the application form for you.


  3. If you want us to contact your employer, enter your leave details, including the starting date, number of weeks of leave, and how many weeks of paid leave you are requesting (for example, you may take a 12 week leave, but only request 8 weeks of paid leave to make the request reasonable).


  4. Indicate whether you are the birth parent or not (birth parents have a few additional legal protections).


  5. Enter the name of your company and the person to address this request to.


  6. Select whether you want us to email the request to your employer on your behalf.


Why Use DoNotPay to Help Request Maternity Leave With Microsoft?

 can be a confusing and drawn-out process. With DoNotPay:

  • It’s Fast - you only have to answer a few questions, and click a few buttons to find out if you qualify for maternity or parental leave.
  • It’s Easy - DoNotPay will send a request letter to Microsoft on your behalf. This will not only save you time but also can help to reduce the stress and anxiety that can come with requesting time off.
  • It’s Successful - You can rest assured knowing we’ll make the best case for you.

DoNotPay Can Help With All of Your Parental Leave Inquiries

Not only is DoNotPay able to help employees file for , but you can also get help if you work at another establishment. No matter where you work or what state you live in, DoNotPay can help you determine whether or not you are eligible for parental leave. Check out DoNotPay’s state guides:

CaliforniaNew YorkNew Jersey
TexasMassachusettsRhode IslandFlorida
MichiganTennesseeNew HampshireWisconsin
North CarolinaColoradoHawaiiIndiana
AlabamaArkansasMississippiSouth Carolina
South DakotaNew MexicoWyoming

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

DoNotPay has one goal: to make your life easier. In addition to helping you get maternity leave, DoNotPay can also help with:

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