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New Zealand Father Ineligible For Paid Parental Leave Due To Sick Wife Not Working

Tuesday 22 January 2019

 

From New Zealand newspaper the NZ Herald:

 

Woman
Regan Morgan with his newborn son, Robert,
and 6-year-old daughter Vivien.
(Photo / Tania Whyte)
 

Whangārei father ineligible for paid parental leave due to sick wife not working

By Danica MacLean
Danica MacLean is a reporter for the Northern Advocate
11 January, 2019
© Copyright 2019 NZME. Publishing Limited.

A Whangārei father wanting to stay home and look after his premature son felt he had been left "high and dry" by an apparent gap in legislation, however he now has a glimmer of hope after MBIE asked him to contact it.

Despite working, Regan Morgan has been unable to secure paid parental leave to look after his newborn son, Robert, because his wife, Alison, was not eligible for paid parental leave.

Alison has fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Fibromyalgia is characterised by symptoms of widespread muscle and joint pain, stiffness and fatigue.

Due to her health conditions she had not been working before the pregnancy, deeming her ineligible.

 

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