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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
ADA, Article Roundup, Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Retaliation

This week in family responsibilities discrimination, there was a lot of coverage of legislative efforts—both federal and state—to protect women from employment discrimination. There were also articles about insurance and paid leave as well as discussions about interesting pregnancy discrimination...

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Paternity Leave Discrimination: Can Fathers Be Victims Too?
Advice, Caregiver Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination

We recently blogged in an article titled “Can a Man Be the Victim of Family Responsibilities Discrimination” that men can be illegally discriminated against for taking or requesting leave for family responsibilities. But it turns out this isn’t the only...

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

This week in family responsibilities discrimination news, we reflected on the past, worked to make repairs in the present, and revealed how the future will (hopefully) look. Reflecting on the Past 50 years of Griswold This week marked the 50th...

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

Despite the evidence that workplace support for families creates more satisfied and more loyal employees, many employers still feel that employees with family responsibilities are an inconvenience and respond by treating those employees unfairly or even firing them. This week, a...

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

There were three big wins for family responsibilities discrimination to report on this week: 1. Florida Adds Pregnancy to Characteristics of Illegal Discrimination Under Civil Rights Law About one year ago, the Florida Supreme Court held that the state’s discrimination...

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Can a Man Be the Victim of Family Responsibilities Discrimination?
Caregiver Discrimination

Are you a man who has needed to take a leave of absence from work to take care of a family member or loved one? After asking for leave, did you feel you were treated differently or discriminated against because...

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Caregiver Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination

Here is a look at a few interesting stories in family responsibilities discrimination across the country this week. Pregnancy Discrimination Las Vegas Company Settles Pregnancy Charge This week, ACR Mechanical agreed to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charge...

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Caregiver Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination

This week in the news, we have seen battles for pregnant and caregiving workers: some won, others ongoing. The highlights include a breastfeeding mom winning breaks to pump during her bar exam and a Catholic school arguing that it was...

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Americans with Disabilities Act—Association Clause
Caregiver Discrimination

The ADA not only protects those with disabilities, but it also protects those who have a relationship with someone known to have a disability. 42 U.S.C. § 12112(b)(4). Consider the following case study. Case Study Emily took a job as...

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My Story
Caregiver Discrimination

It was shortly before Christmas in 2005 when the call came. The US Attorney for the District of Columbia called to offer me a position as an Assistant US Attorney (AUSA). I was thirty-three and married with a ten-month-old son,...

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