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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Military Breastfeeding Policies: Can I Serve My Country While I’m Nursing an Infant?
Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination, Sex Discrimination

Regardless of whether you’re a mom who’s thinking of joining the military, a servicewoman who’s thinking of becoming a mom, or anywhere in between, you may have wondered how you can blend these two wildly different roles in your life....

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California and Minnesota: Taking Care of Families
Family Medical Leave and Other Leave Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, FMLA

When it comes to protecting or helping caregivers, not all states are created equal. Federal laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, create a minimum level of employee...

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Discrimination: How and Why Can It Be Legal?
Advice, Age Discrimination, Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Pregnancy Discrimination

We’ve written many articles and blog posts explaining or discussing illegal discrimination. As a result, it may come as a surprise to some of you that discrimination can sometimes be perfectly legal, even if it’s morally wrong or unfair. But...

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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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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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