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Caregiver Discrimination

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

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 laws and legal theories that are available to combat FRD. State Laws Employees Can Use …

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

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 of Federal Laws That Protect Against FRD A large number of FRD lawsuits are based …

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Family Responsibilities Discrimination Series, Part 2: An Overview

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 of your siblings are nearby, so it’s up to you to help your mother recuperate. …

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

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 and work duties. Employers are generally aware that some of their employees are parents who …

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The Case for Paid Parental Leave in the United States

The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not offer some sort of paid parental leave. And that’s a problem considering that today, women make up 47% of the workforce, and 40% of those women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families. Study after study has shown the health and economic …

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Caregiver Discrimination Is Real. What You Need to Know.

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 because they have caregiver responsibilities, there are a number of laws that together provide such …

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Breastfeeding Challenges for New Mothers Who Work Full-Time

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 or pump breast milk for their child. Hopefully, you or someone you know hasn’t had …

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination

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. But how will this decision affect family responsibilities discrimination? We look at this landmark decision …

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