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Although federal law prohibits employers from demoting or firing women due to pregnancy, allegations of such conduct are common. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The push for paid maternity leave has traditionally been cast as a way to support women’s ability to raise families and pursue careers. But even the most generous maternity leave policies don’t completely eliminate the challenge that motherhood poses to a woman’s career. In some cases, they may even exacerbate them.

Jack Craver


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