Eagle Mine to Offer Paid Maternity, Paternity Leave (March 8, 2017)
Last Fall, Meagen Morrison, Social Responsibility Advisor for Eagle Mine, saw an opportunity to raise the bar of modern mining and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry. Her idea: paid maternity leave.
In the United States, the government mandates up to 12 weeks of leave through the Family Medical Leave Act, but it’s not paid.
“Being a young mother, I understand the value of those precious first weeks with a newborn baby,” said Morrison. “Having paid maternity leave would allow me to focus on the critical needs of my baby and my family without having to worry about finances.”
Morrison took her idea straight to the CEO of Lundin Mining, encouraging him to consider implementing a paid maternity leave policy at Eagle Mine and expressing that it would reflect Lundin’s values and guiding principles.