I completely agree with your editorial, “Fix California’s paid family leave for Mother’s Day” (May 10).
It was extremely courageous for Sabrina Summerfield to take in her three nephews. That itself shows major love and is a really big commitment. Children are precious lives in which you impact, and I respect Summerfield for it. That being said, the fact that her job denied her the leave is just awful. It shows how much corruption is in our society. When something happens and a worker’s attention is drawn somewhere else that a company does not care for the physically needs for the worker.
Not only should California change its policy of a company of 50-plus to the 25-plus or more, but they should also set up policies which involve more care for a worker. Because things like this don’t happen everyday, when asked, Ms. Summerfield should’ve been given the time she needs to adjust to her new family.
It’s evident that the workforce is a demanding competition but the employers should have compassion for those who need it. What if the role switched, what would they want?