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Prevent bias against men who take FMLA leave

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in Discrimination and Harassment,FMLA Guidelines,Hiring,Human Resources

Would your hiring managers react negatively to male employees or applicants just because they took FMLA leave to care for a newborn or a sick family member?

Managers—whether consciously or unconsciously—typically rate male FMLA-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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