Family Bill Creates Headaches For Employers

Law360, New York (June 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Employees who are struggling to strike a balance between their job and caregiving duties may receive some more protections from a new bill before the California State Assembly that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers with family obligations.

The state Senate voted for the ban on “familial status” discrimination in the workplace in May, but some employment lawyers are voicing concerns that the measure would open the door to frivolous lawsuits and make it harder for employers to fire workers who are not putting in...
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