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House of Representatives
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: January 4, 2021 03:28 PM
From: Representative Mike Zabel
To: All House members
Subject: Family and Caregiver COVID Employee Protections

Pennsylvania’s essential workers and their families have been the backbone of our economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many such workers may fear for the health and safety of loved ones, but they could potentially face retaliation from employers for taking time off to care for a sick family member. We must ensure these workers can feel safe should they need to take leave to care for those in need.
Workers deserve fairness and a safe workplace. In addition, the health of their family is a priority. That is why I plan to introduce legislation that protects employees from retaliation, such as termination or loss of benefits, should they need to take leave from work to care for a loved one that has tested positive for COVID-19, or care for children that are unable to attend school due to the pandemic.
As public servants, we have a duty to protect the hard-working families of our Commonwealth. Please join me in fighting for the health and safety of our workers by co-sponsoring this legislation. They deserve our utmost attention during these difficult times.


Introduced as HB1035