Father is fired for attending son’s birth. Then community starts sending him job offers

Father is fired for attending son’s birth. Then community starts sending him job offers

No one should be forced to pick between family and his job, but New Hampshire-based Lamar Austin lost his job when his wife began undergoing labor while he was on-call at a new job.
Austin had been recently employed at Salerno Protective Services, a private security group that caters to college campuses and retail stores. He was still under the 90-day trial and was expected to remain on-call at all times during his probationary period.
When his wife went into labor and he missed his weekend shift, he was notified over text that he had been terminated.
Father is fired for attending son’s birth. Then community starts sending him job offers

“Sometimes you lose something and you get something even better,” Austin explained. His son Cainin was born in the state of New Hampshire in 2017!
The local newspaper heard about losing his job to be with his wife, a paid family leave advocate started a Go Fund Me f0r the family.
“I don’t think they should have to be worrying about financial issues right now; it should be a joyful time for them,”Sara Persechino, paid-leave advocate. “I don’t think anyone should ever have to choose between their family and their job.”
Father is fired for attending son’s birth. Then community starts sending him job offers

Austin has also noted that because of the publicity, he’s received three job offers, as well as an offer for an “apprenticeship from the local business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and from the labor union, AFL-CIO.”
Despite everything, Austin notes that he wouldn’t change anything about his son’s birth. He’s even keeping the emergency room bracelet he received when his wife checked in. Their Go Fund Me, which has surpassed its original goal of $10k, is helping the family while he decides what to do next.
Austin’s former employer has not released a comment about his recent termination.
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Father is fired for attending son’s birth. Then community starts sending him job offers