Many years ago, my step daughter got badly injured when the rope she and a friend, were playing with got caught by a passing truck.
Because it could have cost me my job to leave early to deal with my distraught wife and injured step daughter, my wife elected to NOT tell me about it until my shift ended.
The hardest thing about this situation was that my continued employment required 100% attendance, which made it both unaffordable and harder for my wife. The employer didn't care or want to hear about it, and told me to just get back to work and not bother them with personal issues.
I learned that all employees are expendable. We are a tool to be used and discarded. No person, regardless of gender, gender ID, sexual alignment etc, should have to choose between their job and their family.