Woman Wins Legal Battle To Have Maternity Leave After Baby Was Born Stillborn
Distraught, Elizabeth, from Anacostia in Washington DC, requested whether she start her scheduled eight week paid time off for postpartum recovery immediately to grieve.
She added: “My main goal here is just reach women that have maybe experienced this or had to go back to work too quickly or had to quit their jobs entirely – you should not be put in that position because of a law we did not ask for.
Just a week after her loss, she contacted the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Leave of Absence Office to request her paid maternity leave begin immediately – who reportedly rejected her family leave as she did not have a birth certificate.
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