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EEOC Issues Best Practices Guidance For Workers With Caregiver Responsibilities

Published by on May 4, 2009

The EEOC has issued guidance on employer “best practices” for workers with caregiver responsibilities.  The document can be found here.  The EEOC had previously released a document entitled “ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE: UNLAWFUL DISPARATE TREATMENT OF WORKERS WITH CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES.”  None of the laws enforced by the EEOC actually prohibit discrimination based on “caregiving responsibility,” but the […]

The EEOC has issued guidance on employer “best practices” for workers with caregiver responsibilities.  The document can be found here.  The EEOC had previously released a document entitled “ENFORCEMENT GUIDANCE: UNLAWFUL DISPARATE TREATMENT OF WORKERS WITH CAREGIVING RESPONSIBILITIES.”  None of the laws enforced by the EEOC actually prohibit discrimination based on “caregiving responsibility,” but the EEOC has tried to provide employers with guidance on how caregiving issues fit within the framework of existing employment laws.  The new “best practices” guidance is worth reading to inform one’s understanding of how the EEOC views these issues.

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