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Retaliation

Court Rejects Retaliation Claim of Fired Breastfeeding Employee

We’ve previously discussed some of the challenges breastfeeding mothers face in the workplace. Our blog post titled “Breastfeeding Challenges for New Mothers Who Work Full-Time” examines laws and on-the-job difficulties employees encounter when breastfeeding or expressing milk. Currently, many breastfeeding mothers have a difficult road ahead of them. However, this shouldn’t stop an employee from …

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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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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination

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 cases. State Efforts to Pass Reproductive Choice Discrimination Laws A number of states have attempted …

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination

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 anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Griswold v. Connecticut. The landmark opinion made it …

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This Week in Family Responsibilities Discrimination

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 number of pregnancy discrimination cases were discussed in the news. There was also a jury …

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Retaliation

If you are still employed and someone discriminates against you, or if you are pregnant, or if you are disabled—tell human resources in writing (e-mail is fine). Why? Putting your employer on notice of discrimination against you or any condition that is protected under federal statutes (and some state statutes) gives you more leverage. After …

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