Stephen: Colombian government considering pass law granting bereavement time for pets

Published on September 24th, 2021 @ 3:19 PM


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Legislation has been proposed in the South American nation of Colombia that would give workers two days’ paid leave when their pets die. Alejandro Carlos Chacon, a politician with the Colombian Liberal Party, put forward the measure, saying it will help them, quote, “overcome their grief and pain of losing these beloved animals without being preoccupied with their jobs,” according to the news site El Tiempo. An employee would have to have told their boss about the pet before its death and have evidence that it died, and fines would be issued for those who lie.

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