Let Us Grieve
12 weeks leave to give birth to and nurture a child. Three days leave to bury and mourn that child. This is wrong and Congress must act.
Tell Congress to Add Loss of a Child to the FMLA
What is the Farley-Kluger Act?
The Sarah Grace–Farley-Kluger Act is common-sense legislation to address an oversight in the qualifying conditions of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). If approved and signed into law, this bill would add “death of a child” as a life event that would qualify an employee for unpaid leave under FMLA, thus allowing a grieving parent up to 12 weeks to deal with his or her trauma and then return to work.
On February 7, 2019, a bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives including Brad Schneider (D-IL), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Don Beyer (D-VA), Daniel Webster (R-FL), Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and Paul Cook (R-CA) introduced the Sarah Grace-Farley-Kluger Act (H.R. 983).
A companion bill, led by Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Jon Tester (D-MT), was introduced in the U.S. Senate on February 26, 2019. Original co-sponsors include Edward Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Chris Coons (D-DE) (S.559).
What's Our Story?
We are two grieving dads that decided to do something with our pain as a way to honor our children. It took years to get to this point, to feel like we could be productive members of society again. Although our paths are different, we both have the desire to help others that will follow in our footsteps. Click on “Meet Farley and Kluger” below to learn more about our individual journeys.
Help us get parental bereavement recognized in the Family Medical Leave Act.