Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher: Alfred P. Sloan Work and Family Research Network; Hastings College of the Law. Center for WorkLife Law
Author(s): Stephanie Bornstein; Julie Weber
Research Area: Business; Labor; Social conditions
Keywords: family responsibilities discrimination; caregiving discrimination
Coverage: United States
The brief describes state policy efforts to address family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) -- employment discrimination in which workers are fired, demoted, not promoted, denied employment benefits, or harassed because of their caregiving responsibilities for a child, partner, or elderly relative. The brief explores the growing problem of FRD, why FRD is a policy matter, and how FRD negatively impacts both employees and their employers.
The brief also details recently proposed state legislation on FRD, the first research of its kind to do so.
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