Employment Blog

Family Responsibilities Discrimination Series, Part 4: State Laws You Can Use to Fight Back
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination

The previous blog post in this series discussing family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) identified federal laws that employees can use to take on employers that discriminate against them based on their caregiving responsibilities. This final blog post looks at the state...

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Family Responsibilities Discrimination Series, Part 3: Federal Laws You Can Use to Fight Back
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Recently, we’ve been discussing family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) on this blog, explaining what it is and how it can occur. Now it’s time to turn to the federal laws that employees can use to fight back against FRD. An Overview...

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Family Responsibilities Discrimination Series, Part 2: An Overview
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination

You’re doing well at work when the unexpected happens: you get a call that your mother fell and hurt herself coming down the stairs. Now she’s going to need help recovering from her injuries. Your mother lived alone, and none...

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Family Responsibilities Discrimination Series, Part 1: Snow v. Vanguard
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Over the next four posts, we’ll focus on the rights of those who have suffered discrimination because they are caring for a child, parent, or other family member. We hear every day about employees, especially women, trying to juggle parenting...

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Caregiver Discrimination Is Real. What You Need to Know.
Caregiver Discrimination

What Is Caregiver Discrimination? Caregiver discrimination, also known as “family responsibilities discrimination,” occurs when an employer discriminates against someone based on his or her caregiving responsibilities. While there is no single statute that protects those who are subject to discrimination...

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Breastfeeding Challenges for New Mothers Who Work Full-Time
Advice, Caregiver Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

New mothers have been breastfeeding since the human race first inhabited the earth, but apparently, many people, such as Donald Trump, still get upset at the idea of women taking time out of their workday to either breastfeed their child...

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Grandparents’ Rights Under the FMLA
Caregiver Discrimination, FMLA

If you have grandchildren, you know that there’s never enough time or opportunities to see and spend time with them. A recent Washington Post column, “Grandparenting 101 for Baby Boomers,” makes it clear that today’s new grandparents are prepared to...

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The Changing Role and Status of Dads in Society
Caregiver Discrimination

In the not-so-distant past, the husband was traditionally considered the primary breadwinner, leaving home every weekday morning to go to work. The wife’s role was limited to staying home and taking care of the children and household. At the end...

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, FMLA, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation

In the news and on many people’s minds this week was the Supreme Court’s historic decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry and striking down bans on same-sex marriage across the country....

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