QUESTION

We want to offer maternity leave but don’t know how much to offer? What’s correct? Can we give different employees different amounts of leave?

SHORT ANSWER
There is no "correct" amount of leave, but the maternity leave policy should be clear and non-discriminatory.
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Maternity leave is a benefit many employers are committed to offering in order to attract and retain women in the workplace.  There is no “correct” amount of leave, and many employers decide to offer some amount of paid leave with additional unpaid leave available upon request on a case-by-case basis.  Whatever structure your company decides is appropriate, the maternity leave policy should be clear, and any differentiation in leave time or pay should be determined by a non-discriminatory rationale.