FMLA for LGBT

The Edge, Boston reports on a new brief released that focused on the disparity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people when needing to take time off for their children:

When a child is born to or adopted by an LGBT worker (or workers), one thing’s for sure: It’s damn hard to get time off.

So says a new study brief from the Movement Advancement Project, the Center for American Progress and by the Human Rights Campaign (in partnership with A Better Balance, Family Values at Work and the National Partnership for Women & Families). It’s called An Impossible Choice: LGBT Workers and Family Leave Laws.

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“LGBT workers should have the same access to job-protected leave as their coworkers,” said Ineke Mushovic, executive director of MAP. “Federal and state leave laws should be expanded to give all workers, including LGBT workers, the opportunity to take paid leave to care for themselves or their loved ones. Asking LGBT workers to make an impossible choice between losing a job and taking care of themselves or their families is unfair and harmful to families.”

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