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Company Making Ivanka's Clothing Line Offers No Paid Maternity Leave

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By    |   Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 12:00 PM

Employees of Ivanka Trump's clothing line do not get paid for maternity leave — a discovery that flies in the face of her proclamation that she strongly supports policies that help mothers in the workplace, The Washington Post reports.

The newspaper says Ivanka Trump-branded dresses are manufactured and distributed by G-III Apparel Group, a firm offering no paid maternity leave to employees, instead allowing 12 weeks of unpaid leave, the minimum time allowed by law.

During her speech at the Republican National Convention promoting the presidential run of her father Donald Trump, Ivanka said: "As a mother myself, of three young children, I know how hard it is to work while raising a family.

"And I also know that I'm far more fortunate than most. American families need relief. Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties. They should be the norm."

National Organization for Women President Sonia Ossorio told London's Independent newspaper the Post's revelation points to the "hypocrisy" of the Trump campaign.

But Vanity Fair says its possible Ivanka was unaware of the policy.

"Ivanka wears many hats in many different businesses … She chose to work with a company that licenses clothing for dozens of major brands. It's entirely possible, if not entirely likely, that she is unfamiliar with the leave policy of a company of which she is not in charge," Vanity Fair's Emily Jane Fox writes.

"It's entirely possible that she decided to work with a big company because it's good at what it does and all the major players trust it to get the job done, without knowing the specifics of its benefits package."

Vanity Fair reports that through a spokesperson, Ivanka declined to comment.

But on Twitter, Ivanka retweeted a comment from NBC News reporter Katy Tur stating:

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Employees of Ivanka Trump's clothing line do not get paid for maternity leave — a discovery that flies in the face of her proclamation that she strongly supports policies that help mothers in the workplace, The Washington Post reports.
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