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, May 04, 2010
WorkLife Law receives grant from the Kellogg Foundation to study work-family conflict across class
WorkLife Law is delighted to announce that we’ve received a generous new grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to expand our work on issues of work/family conflict across class. The grant will allow us to further document how work/family conflict affects low-wage workers and working-class families, building upon our recently released report, The Three Faces of Work-Family Conflict: The Poor, the Professionals, and the Missing Middle (jointly published by WorkLife Law and the Center for American Progress). With the support of the Kellogg Foundation, we will conduct new research and writing on how work-family conflict is a major driver of the poverty that many low-income families experience, to add work/life issues to conversations around poverty advocacy. We will also convene a working group of advocates and social scientists to cull the latest research and develop best practices for workplace flexibility in hourly and low-wage jobs. Our great thanks to the Kellogg Foundation for their support.