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January 10, 2011
Someone from Brimfield, MA signed.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Eastlake, OH writes:
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I would like to see not only a leave but some financial compensation as well. Perhaps a percentage of income so as to not add to the stress and worry after such a tragedy...there are so many unexpected expenses- that a leave for grieving is not enough.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Brimfield, MA writes:
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A child is a gift from God, the loss is unimaginable. To never again be able in this life, to see, hear, touch, feel and love your child is shattering for as long as one lives. It is only thru the passing of time that the suffering, distress and sorrow lessen. Therefore, I sincerely ask you to give this Modification of the Family Medical Leave act of 1993 prayerful consideration. Modifying this act will allow grieving family?s time to renew their HOPE.
January 10, 2011
Someone from San Jose, CA signed.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Garden City, NY signed.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Westborough, MA signed.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Tucker, GA signed.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Mountain View, CA writes:
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This may be a separate issue but I think it makes my point. I was on the Paid Family Leave (that I am so grateful for here in California, because I could actually have time off after our adoption) when my daughter died. So I am on the phone with the benefits representative and they tell me that my leave is terminated immediately because if you are on leave to bond with a child and that child dies (wait for it) then they terminate your claim. This is inhumane! In fact, it sounds like a decision that ONLY a computer could make.Your child dies so now you can go back to work immediately because now you don't need to bond with them. Much Thanks to Kelly Farley.
January 10, 2011
Someone from Caledonia, MI signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Camillus, NY signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from La Fayette, NY signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Syracuse, NY writes:
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This just makes sense. I would also like to see this considered a temporary disability. This should also include parents of adult children who are victims of violent crime. My brother was murdered in 1993, at the age of 33. Imagine having to go right back to work after that kind of devastation.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Syracuse, NY signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Dryden, NY signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Phoenix, NY signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Saint Paul, MN signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Saint Paul, MN signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Mountain View, CA signed.
January 11, 2011
Someone from Southbridge, MA signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Camillus, NY signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Camillus, NY signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Liverpool, NY signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Fiskdale, MA signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Brookfield, MA signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from O Fallon, MO signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Richmond, VA signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Worcester, MA writes:
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Seriously??? No leave after the death of your child...absolutely heartless!!!
January 12, 2011
Someone from Seneca, KS signed.
January 12, 2011
Someone from Seneca, KS signed.
January 13, 2011
Someone from College Station, TX signed.
January 13, 2011
Someone from Southbridge, MA signed.
January 13, 2011
Someone from Southbridge, MA signed.
January 13, 2011
Someone from Salem, MA signed.
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January 13, 2011
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January 15, 2011
Someone from Richmond, VA writes:
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The loss of a child evokes unimaginable emotional turmoil, not to mention the well-researched, proven stages of grief that one must endure. The process to finding peace and optimism again is an even more daunting and difficult aspect associated with this type of loss. When a child dies, it has a tremendously devastating effect on the parents, grandparents and other relatives. The parents, however, endure the greatest impact, which results in emotional and psychological instability that is often followed by negative behavioral changes. For this reason, I support this petition to amend the FMLA of 1993 so that moms and dads can access the help and utilize the time they need to recover.
January 15, 2011
Someone from Petersburg, VA writes:
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I became aware of this act due to Brenda Cook. I am supporting anyone who has to deal with this loss in their life. My prayers are with you.
January 15, 2011
Someone from South Boston, VA signed.