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Lessons In Avoiding Caregiver Discrimination Claims

Law360, New York (June 14, 2016, 11:56 AM EDT) -- Joan C. Williams

Liz Morris

Cynthia Thomas Calvert A new report from the Center for WorkLife Law found that plaintiffs win 67 percent of caregiver discrimination cases that go to trial and 75 percent of those that go to trial in federal court. This is a stunning win rate — more than twice as high as that of employment discrimination cases in general. The report also found a 269 percent increase in federal caregiver discrimination cases in the past decade.

Employers should be wary of litigating these cases, and proactive in training employees to avoid problems. Often called family responsibilities discrimination...

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