Fired for acting as parents: “It seems that you are asking for vacations, not exercising a right”

“Hello, do you already have an answer from labor regarding what we discussed last week about the days of paternity leave?”. This was the last email that Alan wrote before being fired. The next day he received the severance pay from the company, which at the gates of the birth of his second child claimed that he was not meeting the objectives and therefore decided dispense with it. I felt very vulnerable. It seemed that she was asking for a vacation paid for the face, not exercising a right, says Alan, a fictitious name to preserve his anonymity.

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