Parental leave has become a hot button issue during this year's presidential campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and rightfully so. Both candidates have recognized that offering parents the opportunity to have time off with their babies is a crucial step in child development, and both candidates have included a proposed new parental leave plan in their platforms. Republican candidate Donald Trump has outlined a plan to offer mothers six weeks of paid maternity leave, yet one mother who worked for daughter Ivanka Trump is claiming she was not offered maternity leave.
Marissa Veldez Kraxberger worked as the chief marketing and creative officer in 2015 and before that served as creative director for Ivanka Trump from 2013 to 2015, according to her Linkedin profile. Her job description read:
While Kraxberger was obviously in a high-level, executive position at the company, she maintains that she had to fight to get any maternity leave.
A former exec at Ivanka Trump's company said she barely got maternity leave and that's NOT okay https://t.co/ClPBPKMf2T
The federal government offers mothers 12 weeks of unpaid maternity leave at this point. Hillary Clinton wants to offer all parents 12 weeks of paid parental leave. Donald Trump wants to offer mothers six weeks of paid leave.