Just got an offer at ACN as a Strategy Manager and HR made it clear that parental leave was 2 weeks fully paid for men. Theoretically up until 12 weeks is covered by NY State ($900 weekly). What would you do? Have you seen men take a few months off for parental leave in consulting even if unpaid?

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Men can register as ‘primary caregiver’ which is 8 weeks. I’m on my 8 weeks now after my wife finished her 12 weeks of maternity leave (doesn’t work at ACN)

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OP, this is the documented policy. Are you sure you are talking to HR and not Recruiting? Primary care giver is 8 weeks. Only one Accenture employee can be primary if both are employed at Accenture.

Identify as a woman

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What a gross response to a serious issue.

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Yeah, it is fairly simple if you are and claim to be the primary caregiver

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I have seen men take 4 months pat leave at my firm.

I was told: Regarding paternity leave, Accenture offers 2 weeks fully-paid as the secondary caregiver. You would then be eligible for any additional time that New York state offers, but we cannot commit on the eligibility or parameters of this offering as it is offered by the state and not Accenture, the employer.

Ask about primary caregiver. Unless your partner also works at ACN, you can specify yourself as primary.

Men and women can be primary or secondary caregiver. You will designate it. Accenture has strong protections for, and is respecting of, parental time both for men and women (and any other designation)

Don't ask for paternal leave, ask for Primary caregiver. The policy is very straightforward and well documented.

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You can take 16-weeks if you tag yourself as the primary caregiver. I got a little bit of shit from a partner since I was male (a couple years back) The 2-weeks secondary only exists because a lot of couples exist at Accenture…or for when a male is too honest about their caregiver role.

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