EEOC Gives Caregivers More Attention

Law360, New York (June 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New EEOC Enforcement Guidance addresses various circumstances under which disparate treatment of an employee who is responsible for caregiving to children, parents, or disabled family members might violate Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and/or other federal equal employment statutes or labor standards. Examples highlighted by EEOC include:

Sex-based stereotyping of working women:

--Reassigning a woman to less desirable projects based on the assumption that, as a new mother, she will be less committed to her job.

--Reducing a female employee’s workload or responsibilities after...
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