WorkLife Law Blog

WorkLife Law aims to end Family Responsibilities Discrimination, which is employment discrimination against workers who have family caregiving obligations. It includes discrimination against parents of young children, pregnant women, and workers who have aging or sick parents, spouses, or partners.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


WLL and Sloan Work and Family Research Network at Boston College Release New Research on State Legislation to Protect Family Caregivers

WorkLife Law and the Sloan Work and Family Research Network at Boston College have released a new research brief for state policy makers, entitled Addressing Family Responsibilities Discrimination. The brief describes state policy efforts to address family responsibilities discrimination (FRD)—employment discrimination based on an employee’s family caregiving responsibilities—including statistics on 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—including information on legislative proposals in eight states (CA, FL, IA, MI, NJ, NY, PA, MT) and New York City that relate to FRD.

Both the research brief and a press release about it are available on the WorkLife Law website.

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?