The EEOC has spelled out a series of best practices employers should follow to avoid discriminating against workers who care for ill family members.
Emphasizing flexible work arrangements and leave policies, the guidance in Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities is especially important during these tough economic times, said EEOC Acting Chairman Stuart J. Ishimaru.
The best practices document (available for free download here) provides recommendations for workplace policies aimed at removing barriers to equal employment opportunity for workers with caregiving responsibilities. Examples include:
- personal or sick leave policies that allow employees to use leave to care for ill family members
- flexible work arrangements
- part-time opportunities with prorated compensation and benefits
- equal-opportunity policies that address unlawful discrimination against caregivers.
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