Countless employees juggle both work and caregiving responsibilities, which may extend beyond caring for children to caring for parents or other elderly family members or relatives with disabilities.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to boost employee morale and productivity, foster, reduce unscheduled and become an employer of choice among applicants is to implement and maintain family-friendly policies that help employees achieve a satisfactory work/life balance.
Plus, family-friendly policies help decrease complaints of unlawful discrimination. While caregivers are not a protected class per se, stereotypes and assumptions about caregivers are often at the root of claims under Title VII, the(PDA), the and the ADA.
Here are some of the most common stereotypes associated with employees with caregiving responsibilities, as well as the illegal employment acti...(register to read more)
- Employees can disobey bias-tainted orders
- Big Supreme Court ruling gives employees the green light to sue over 401(k) losses
- Solid policy, prompt responses to bias complaints can prevent lawsuits
- Never tolerate co-worker sex harassment, even if harm comes from words, not deeds
- Managing the multigenerational workforce