Many individuals in same-sex marriages will now be permitted to take an unpaid leave of absence to care for a sick or injured spouse without getting fired, thanks to the Supreme Court’s recent invalidation of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had denied same-sex couples of the critical federal benefit. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) confirmed on its blog that as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Americans will no longer be forced to choose between keeping their job and caring for a sick spouse. The new law, ... Read More
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