by Amy G. McAndrew, Esq., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Berwyn
Many workers, both women and men, juggle work and caregiving responsibilities. That can include providing care for young children and elderly family members, as well as providing care to disabled children, parents or spouses.
While family responsibility discrimination (FRD) is not a new protected category (and no federal law expressly prohibits employment discrimination against caregivers), a number of laws provide protection for employees with caregiving responsibilities.
Caregiving and the
For example, many workers are guaranteed leave under the FMLA to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or to care for a child, spouse or parent with a serious health condition. Employers must provide job protection for employees takingand cannot retaliate against employees for exercising their .
Yet, the FMLA has its limitations. Private employers are ...(register to read more)
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