Total Articles: 3
Brody and Associates, LLC • May 11, 2012
In honor of Mother’s Day, we consider how employers can create workplace policies that recognize the needs of employees – mothers, fathers, even neighbors – with caregiving responsibilities.
Ogletree Deakins • May 13, 2009
In 2007, during a nationwide upsurge in pregnancy discrimination claims, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) released a set of guidelines advising employers on issues related to caregiver bias. On April 22, 2009, the EEOC further supplemented those guidelines with specific recommendations designed, it said, to help employers to “reduce the chance of EEO violations against caregivers, and to remove barriers to equal employment opportunity.” The document can be found at www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiver-best-practices.html.
Ogletree Deakins • April 14, 2009
Title VII does not include “care-giver” as a separate category for purposes of protection against discrimination. However, in a decision involving the failure to promote a woman with four young children, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reminded us that one important premise of Title VII’s gender discrimination provision is that “women have the right to prove their mettle in the work arena without the burden of stereotypes regarding whether they can fulfill their [work-related] responsibilities.”