John Oliver Mocks Mother's Day Hypocrisy

On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver pointed out how preposterous it is that here in the United States we're all about celebrating moms on this special day, yet we're one of only two countries in the world (the other being Papau New Guinea) that won't mandate paid maternity leave for new mothers.
Here in America, federal law grants workers 12 weeks of unpaid leave—but not every female worker can get that.
Only women who have been employed full-time for over 1 year at a company with at least 50 employees is entitled to get this unpaid leave.
Oliver noted. "So if a worker with no paid leave goes into labor at work, she better hope it's on her lunch hour and that her co-workers don't mind if the break room gets a bit messy."



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