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Family Responsibility Discrimination

There has been a dramatic rise in family responsibility discrimination claims in the US as an increasing number of workers are tasked with caring for aging parents or taking care of small children. Therefore, it is essential for employers to know how to manage employees with caregiving responsibilities and prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation against workers with family responsibilities.

The following are key steps an employer can take to effectively manage caregivers and minimize the risk of a family responsibility discrimination claim.

1. Understand the Parameters of Family Responsibility Discrimination