2019-01-10 / Letters

America is behind

To the editor:

Full disclosure: I’m British. I am 70 years old and throughout my entire working life I have never had a job where paid sick leave (up to three months) was not available – regardless of time in employment. The same goes for paid vacation time.

American workers have no legal entitlement to either benefit, and employers have no legal obligation to provide them. This is the only country in the developed world where this unjust situation persists. America may lead the world in many aspects, but in terms of social justice it is sadly decades behind.

Colin Lewis Biddeford

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