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Couples will now be entitled to 3 days leave in the event of miscarriage or the birth of a stillborn child. It is one of the first countries in the world to tackle this often taboo subject …
“Some companies are forcing employees to use their sick leave at a time when they face extreme loss. It is cruel and it is wrong. Because the grief that accompanies a miscarriage is not an illness, Mr. President, it is a loss and this loss takes time, time to recover physically and mentally, time to recover with your partnerNew Zealand MP Ginny Andersen said.
New Zealand has become one of the first countries in the world to pass legislation providing paid leave for couples experiencing miscarriage or death at birth. During her intervention, Ginny Andersen also pointed out the taboo that accompanies miscarriage. A taboo which, she hopes, will disappear with the application of this measure. “Miscarriage is so often glossed over and left in the dark. Despite the fact that one in four New Zealand women miscarry, it is still considered a taboo in our current society“, she lambasted.
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