Parental Bereavement Act

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Parental Bereavement Act
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Tue, 07-24-2012 - 3:05pm

I wanted to pass along a link to an article from CNN about a bill that was spearheaded by two fathers, both of whom experienced the loss of a child.  It would be an amendment to FMLA that would provide job protection to parents, and give them the time they need to grieve:

http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/24/health/grief-leave/index.html?hpt=hp_bn12

Did you or your SO experience any problems with your job, or were your employers supportive and gave you whatever time off you needed?

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Sat, 07-28-2012 - 7:53am

I have my own company and work from home so it wasn't an issue for me.  For my husband, work was beyond wonderful and sent flowers to the funeral and then sent windchimes as a memorial keepsake.  Very precious thing to do for us.