Lawyers Brace For Rise In Caregiver Bias Suits

Law360, New York (January 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- With new guidance from the federal employment watchdog detailing the legal recourse of workers with caregiver responsibilities, lawyers are preparing for a sharp increase in what has become the "new face of discrimination” in the workforce.

They may not be a protected class, but workers who care for young children or elderly parents are hitting back at insensitive bosses in record numbers — and winning.

One study shows the number of so-called family-responsibility discrimination claims has jumped by 400% in the past decade.

Perhaps surprisingly, the...
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