Q: If a business changes from corp owned to franchise can they discontinue short term disability benfits for pregnancy?
I am 6 months pregnant and my current health plan covers up to 10 weeks of paid maternity leave, two additional weeks at partial pay. Totalling 12 weeks. My company just sold to a franchise and they do not offer short term disability in thier health care package. Leaving me with zero paid maternity compensation. Do they have to offer me short term disability because I am already pregnant. I was told to file for welfare, but will not qualify with my income.
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