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Parental Bereavement Leave (The Farley-Kluger Initiative to Amend the FMLA)

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I, the undersigned, support the need for a Parental Bereavement Leave Act as a way of extending coverage and existing benefits allowed by FMLA to employees that have experienced the death of a child.

It is my strong opinion that the death of a child is one of the worst experiences that anyone can endure. I find it unacceptable that the death of a child is not included as a protected reason to qualify for the benefits that are set forth in the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993.

As your constituent, I encourage you to give this issue serious consideration and support The Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act/ The Parental Bereavement Act of 2017 in the House and/or Senate to make the necessary modification to the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993. Since the existing FMLA defines a child as anyone under the age of 18, verbiage should be added to allow bereaved parents to qualify for these benefits.

I support Kelly Farley and Barry Kluger in their efforts to make these necessary changes and allow the time needed to begin the healing process.

The Farley-Kluger Initiative is proud to have the support of such organizations as the Polly Klaas Foundation, the National Association of Social Workers, American Counseling Association, the Elisabeth-Kubler Ross Foundation, Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), First Candle, The Grief Recovery Institute Educational Foundation, Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), The MISS Foundation, Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc., The JED Foundation, Blue Star Families, Gold Star Mothers and Fathers, The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer, The Children's Bereavement Center of Miami, National Students of AMF, American Academy of Grief Counseling, National Alliance for Grieving Children, Red Means Stop Traffic Safety Alliance and The American Institute for Health Care Professionals, to name a few.
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Someone from Wesley Chapel, FL writes:
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Let's get this changed. It is ridiculous to think that any parent woud be able to go back to work after a few days of losing a child.
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I couldn't imagine the pain of losing a child much less having to return to work soon after.
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I understand the pain and grief of losing a child. Going back to work two weeks later was difficult. Suffering from panic attacks from shock and everday things was a chore.
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This amendment should be worded to include step-children as well. Otherwise some insensitive employers could say, "Well that's not your REAL child." It's a loophole that must be closed.
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NO ONE UNLESS IT HAPPENS TO THEM KNOWS WHAT LOSING YOUR CHILD IS LIKE I LOST A GRANDCHILD AND MY SON AND THE PAIN IS LIKE NONE EVER BEFORE
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Why is it that the most basic common sense issues in this country take so long and extra signatures and fighting and stamping feet to get approved. Yet in a few seconds you approve raises and better benefits for yourselves without the care of anyone else, ever????? Enlighten me please, I will be waiting for your answer.
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