Would your hiring managers react negatively to male employees or applicants just because they took to care for a newborn or a sick family member?
Managers—whether consciously or unconsciously—typically rate male -takers less favorably than females who take the government-guaranteed leave, according to a Wake Forest University study.
Tip: When training managers about FMLA, remind them that they could trigger a discrimination lawsuit if they apply gender stereotypes to FMLA requests.
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