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Friday, September 14, 2012

Family Responsibilities Discrimination - When An Employer Says No

An aging workforce creates many new problems including the responsibilities to take care of even older family members. Employers can can be harsh as they restrict such employee's request to care for aging family members.

A recent article in the NY Times discusses the issue of "Family Responsibilities Discrimination" as seniors try to step up to the plate to assist the very old family members in acute and chronic situations.

"Workers trying to care for their parents face greater challenges. “Child care is difficult because it’s so unrelenting,” Dr. Williams said. “Elder care is difficult because it’s so sudden.” Moreover, no one can predict how long those responsibilities will continue, and the costs can dwarf those of child care."


Click here to read When Work Makes You Choose (NY Times) and the Hastings Law School Project and AARP's efforts to assist legally those who has discriminated against in their view.

Read more about the "aging workforce"

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Aug 03, 2012
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Dec 05, 2009
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Oct 31, 2011
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