Employers have succeeded in becoming more aware of avoiding discriminatory practices against women in the workplace. But some employers might be inadvertently overlooking the workplace rights of fathers, which are equally important.
Unlawful disparate treatment goes both ways. Assumptions about working fathers and other male caregivers have sometimes led employers to deny male employees opportunities that have been provided to working women or to subject men who are primary caregivers to harassment or other disparate treatment. As noted by the U.S. Supreme Court: "Stereotypes about women's domestic roles are reinforced by parallel stereotypes presuming a lack of domestic responsibilities for men. These mutually reinforcing stereotypes created a self-fulfilling cycle of discrimination." (Nevada Dept. of Human Res. v. Hibbs, 538 U.S. 721, 2003)
More fathers have been filing employment lawsuits than ever before...(register to read more)