News & Events

News & Events

5.31.2007

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance on “Family Responsibilities Discrimination” and Holds Public Meeting on Employer Best Practices For Work/Family Balance

Bookmark and Share

On May 23, 2007, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a new Enforcement Guidance on “Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities.” This type of unlawful treatment, also referred to as “Family Responsibilities Discrimination” or “FRD,” has become fertile ground for lawsuits against employers, with FRD claims increasing 400 percent in the last decade. The Enforcement Guidance offers insight into the EEOC’s view of how agency-enforced laws apply to workers with caregiving responsibilities. View full article (PDF).