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.
- Don't rush to judge accommodation requests; ADA requires interactive give-and-take
- Evacuation planning: Pay attention to ADA responsibilities
- When you need to trim workforce, focus RIF criteria on measurable factors
- New hire a dud? Have hiring manager fire
- Two doctor visits during incapacity period define a serious condition