In a seemingly impromptu discussion of work and family policies this week, two news anchors at a FOX affiliate in Charlotte, North Carolina, offered their opinions on why both paid sick days and paid maternity leave should be basic workplace standards. Ashley Anderson and Morgan Fogarty point to public health benefits and basic fairness as reasons to adopt these common sense policies. As Fogarty put it: “I don’t know how you create [an] educated, happy, successful, engaged, efficient workforce if you don’t treat them like human beings who have lives and families.”
We couldn’t agree more.
Check out the anchors’ exchange, followed by residents of Charlotte expressing their support for guaranteeing workers a minimum number of paid sick days: