Anyone who thinks being a good employee means always checking your email when you’re on paternity leave has to check their priorities. Sure, bosses tend to put a ton of unnecessary pressure on their employees, as if to say that checking their emails is more important than tending to their newborn child. In fact, this is almost the most obvious example of employers prioritizing work over life and livelihood. It really doesn’t get more obvious than that. However, these are the moments in one’s career when it may seem easy to give in and follow your boss’s requests, but it’s better for you and for your fellow employees if you step up and set the new standard that leave is leave.