I was Proud to Co sponsor the ORGANISATION OF WORKING TIME (REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH LEAVE) BILL 2021 with my Labour Party colleagues in the Seanad last week. This Bill would provide women employees with up to 20 days leave for early miscarriage and would give an entitlement to all employees of up to 10 days leave for access to reproductive healthcare treatment, such as IVF.
Since we published the Bill, we have been contacted by many women and couples who have suffered the grief and bereavement of early miscarriage, or who have gone through multiple cycles of IVF; and who have felt that there was nobody to whom they could turn within the workplace and no formal recognition for their grief.
We look forward to the next stage of the Bill, in the meantime , you can listen in here to my contribution. If you would like to discuss this important matter further, please get in contact.
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