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Focusing on Family-Caregiver Discrimination
While a steadily growing number of working Americans report they are caring for elderly and ailing parents, the number of employees claiming they were treated unequally because of their caregiver status rose by nearly 400 percent in recent years. What can HR do to ensure organizations avoid such discrimination claims?
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Feb 10, 2014
Un-Family-Friendly
Unfair treatment of workers with family responsibilities can lead to costly lawsuits and a disgruntled workforce.
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Oct 2, 2010
A New Twist on Old Law
This article accompanies Un-Family Friendly.
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Oct 2, 2010
EU Court Extends Disability Protection To Caregivers
In a significant step toward widening the scope of discrimination laws overseas, the European Union Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled recently that an employee looking after a disabled person at home deserves the same protection from discrimination as the person he or she is caring for.
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Oct 16, 2008
On the Rise: Lawsuits by Employees with Family Responsibilities
Hundreds of cases alleging discrimination against employees with family caregiving responsibilities have been filed in the past half-decade, but there are immediate steps HR can take to reduce exposure.
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Aug 28, 2006