Women Bear the Brunt of Caregiving

Because women bear the brunt of caregiving responsibilities, working women are disproportionately impacted by the current lack of paid sick leave.

The current lack of paid sick leave disproportionately impacts working women who often bear the brunt of caregiving and childrearing responsibilities. Without paid sick leave, women often have to leave their sick children, ailing partners, or elderly parents in the care of others. Additionally, women have to put off needed medical care for themselves or their family members and risk spreading illness to coworkers by going to work or by sending their children to school while sick.


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