Women’s Group Slams Netflix with New Ads on Discriminatory Parental Leave Policy

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Andrea Alford, 703-477-1075, andrea@fitzgibbonmedia.com
Molly Haigh, 907-750-1999, molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com

Women’s Group Slams Netflix with New Ads on Discriminatory Parental Leave Policy
Pressure Rises on Netflix to Expand Parental Leave Beyond Wealthiest Employees

WASHINGTON –Women’s advocacy group UltraViolet has turned up the heat on Netflix’s leadership, rolling out an ad campaign against the company’s discriminatory parental leave program and demanding that they expand the program beyond their wealthiest workers.

View ads here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/79559505@N06/sets/72157657639324076/with/20230823073/

“People are taking notice that Netflix is expecting praise for extending parental leave to its higher-paid employees, yet it doesn’t extend those benefits to the hourly employees who need it most,” said Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet. “It’s important that Netflix set an example for the rest of employers and companies nationwide: With one in four moms going back to work less than two weeks after giving birth, Netflix can turn the tide by giving ALL employees equal benefits–not just reserve those benefits to employees making as much as $300,000.”

More than 47,700 UV members have demanded Netflix give its hourly workers the same “unlimited” parental leave benefits that workers who make $300,000 receive. View the petition here: http://act.weareultraviolet.org/sign/netflix_leave/.

For interviews with UltraViolet please contact Andrea Alford at 703-477-1075 or andrea@fitzgibbonmedia.com or Molly Haigh at 907-750-1999 or molly@fitzgibbonmedia.com.

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UltraViolet is an online community of over 700,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org.