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Monday, October 29, 2007

Caregiver discrimination

A budding practice area: caregiver bias...an interesting read. Seems the cases are falling in these three areas:

•Some employees claim they were denied leave or retaliated against for taking time off to handle care giving of a child, which is covered by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.

•Under the Americans With Disabilities Act, employees are protected from discrimination if they are caring for a relative with a disability. Some employees denied accommodations to provide care allege that employers are violating the federal law.

•Others bring claims alleging gender discrimination -- for example, women with young children who say they are not given the same treatment as new fathers.


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