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Providing Paid Leave for Miscarriage and Other Fertility-Related Events


Date: March 9, 2022

Time: 12:00PM - 1:00PM (EST)

Mintz recently announced that the firm created a compassionate leave policy for attorneys and professional staff who may need to take time away from work for non-medical reasons. The expanded policy offers paid time off for events beyond the death of an employee’s immediate family member, including in the event of an employee’s miscarriage or after a failed surrogacy, adoption, or fertility treatment.
Since the announcement, we have received many questions about considerations in enacting such policies, such as the impact on employee recruitment and retention, and the focus on employee well-being at work.
To discuss these topics and others, we are pleased to invite you to a conversation with Bob Bodian, Mintz’s Managing Member, Heather Kelly, Mintz’s Chief Talent Officer, Geri Haight, Member in Mintz’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice and Chair of the Women’s Initiative, and Natalie Groot, Associate in Mintz’s Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice.
We hope you’ll join us as we discuss the expanded compassionate leave policy and share best practices for putting such policies into action.

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Suhani Patel | [email protected]


Robert I. Bodian is the Managing Partner of Mintz, and he's received national recognition for his management approach. Bob's practice has covered employment, commercial disputes, private equity, financial services, insurance, securities, real estate, sports law, and banking.
Heather R. Kelly is the Chief Talent Officer at Mintz. She oversees human resources, professional development, employee relations, and compensation processes for attorneys. Heather is a member of Mintz's Diversity Committee and is active in its Attorney Family Network and women’s initiatives.
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Geri L. Haight


Geri Haight is a Mintz Member and former in-house counsel who focuses on employment litigation, counseling, and compliance, as well as intellectual property and trade secret matters.
Natalie C. Groot is a Mintz attorney who litigates employment disputes on a wide variety of employment and labor matters. Natalie's litigation practice includes non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation claims; and wage and hour compliance matters.