Maternity rights in the US and Generations Y and Z in the labour market
According to the annual survey conducted by Deloitte, Generation Y and Generation Z representatives most admire those peers who care for free time and living on their terms is more important than a professional career and a high salary. At the same time, the same employees are about twice as likely to say that work is more important to their sense of identity than hobbies, volunteering or taking care of their health, and they are less willing to apply the work-life balance principle.
According to a Redfield & Wilton Strategies survey, Gen Y employees (74%) are most likely to expect a promotion within two years of starting a new job. Meanwhile, Generation Z has more modest expectations – 45% of respondents expect a promotion to a new job within the first two years. Approx. 31% of Generation Z employees and as many as 61.5% of Millennials would consider resigning if they were not promoted after two years.
In the United States, maternity rights are few and depend on state legislation. The wave of layoffs that have gone through Big Tech companies, such as Twitter and Meta, in recent months has also affected women who are expecting a child, even as much as eight months pregnant, and at the same time raising small children. Unemployed, pregnant women cannot find employment and are not provided health care. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, approx. Fifty-four thousand women lose their jobs yearly in the U.S. because of pregnancy-related discrimination.