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Caregiver discrimination: 7 traps to avoid

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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 employee retention, reduce unscheduled absenteeism 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 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), the FMLA 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)

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