The Netflix company logo is seen at Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, CA.
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By Chris Matthews
August 21, 2015

Workers in Netflix’s DVD-by-mail service will not be able to avail themselves of the firm’s generous, unlimited leave for new parents, according to a report from the Associated Press.

Netflix’s DVD business, which employs roughly 450 people, makes use of less-skilled workers, such as those who sort through DVDs and stuff them into envelopes to be mailed. According to the report, “Protesting groups contend Netflix is unfairly favoring the mostly highly paid computer programmers and other technology specialists working in its internet video service over the lower-paid employees” in the DVD business.

“Netflix is leaving workers who could benefit the most from a generous paid leave policy behind and that is offensive,” Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet, a women’s rights group, told the AP.

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