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Family launches human rights complaint against maternity leave clawback

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The Community Legal Assistance Society filed a human rights complaint on behalf of Jess Alford, whose maternity benefits were clawed back from her partner’s disability assistance. “My family’s income went down at a time when we needed it the most,” said Jess Alford in a press release from the Community Legal Assistance Society. “I was forced into a position of choosing to take leave and impoverish my family or return to work immediately following the birth of my child when I wasn’t physically ready.”

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Human-rights complaint filed after B.C. Liberal government claws back EI maternity and parental benefits The Georgia Straight, May 16, 2016
BC Government headed to the courtroom over parental leave cuts News 1130, May 16, 2016
Human rights complaint filed after B.C. mom’s maternity benefits clawed back The Vancouver Sun, May 16, 2016
B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear case on maternity EI and disability clawbacks CBC News, May 16, 2016
Sooke Family Files Human Rights Complaint over Maternity Benefits Clawback The Tyee, May 16, 2016