Family Responsibilities Discrimination (FRD)

Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Description: 

Adds language to the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. Defines "familial status" as having or providing care for a child, domestic partner, grandchild, grandparent, parent, parent-in-law, sibling or spouse.

Date: 
February 27, 2009
Number: 
AB 1001
Bill Sponsor: 
Skinner
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, March, 2010
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Bill
State: 
CA

Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Description: 

Prohibits employers from requesting or requiring information relating to "familial responsibilities" from an applicant or employee.

Date: 
May 15, 2010
Number: 
Conn. Gen. Statute Section Section 46a-60(a)(9)
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, December 2008
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
CT

Family Responsibilities Discrimination

Description: 

Prohibits employment discrimination based on "parenthood".

Date: 
May 15, 2010
Number: 
Alaska Stat.§ 18.80.220 (2008)
Bill Sponsor: 
NULL
Retrieved: 
LexisNexis State Capital, December 2008
Type: Bill or Statute: 
Statute
State: 
AK

Family-Friendly Work Practices

Activity Description: 

Description: Course syllabus regarding Family-Friendly Work Practices, which includes a unit on FRD and its implications.

To access this resource, visit: http://www4.uwm.edu/mhrlr/advising/upload/INDREL800sp10.pdf

Activity Source: 

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Spring, 2010: The course is part of the Master’s in Human Relations and Labor Relations at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Employment Discrimination Law

Activity Description: 

Description: Course syllabus on employment discrimination, which includes extensive treatment of FRD. The course is part of the Loyola University School of Law curriculum.

To access this resource, visit: http://www.luc.edu/law/academics/first_class_assgn/pdfs/cooper/emp_discrimination_syllabus.pdf

Activity Source: 

Loyola University School of Law, Spring, 2010.

Gender and Leadership

Activity Description: 

Description: A course syllabus by Alice Eagly and Linda Carli regarding gender and leadership, which includes a section on FRD.

To access this resource, visit: http://hbsp.harvard.edu/he-main/resources/documents/web-files/GenderandLeadershipsyllabus.pdf

Activity Source: 

Eagly, A. & Carli, L. The course is part of the Harvard Business School curriculum.

Tips for Reducing Family Responsibilities Discrimination at Work

Activity Description: 

Description: Based on a Worklife Law Report, this site details useful information and best practices regarding caregiver discrimination for Human Resources professionals.

To access this resource, visit: http://i-sight.com/employee-relations/tips-for-reducing-family-responsibilities-discrimination-at-work/

For more information on this organization, visit: http://i-sight.com/

For access the referenced report, visit: http://www.worklifelaw.org/pubs/FRDupdate.pdf

Activity Source: 

i-sight by customer expressions. Retrieved from: http://www.customerexpressions.com/CEx/CExWeb.nsf/HomeDisplay

Family Responsibilities Discrimination: The Final Barrier to Women’s Equality in the Workplace

Activity Description: 

Description: Rebecca G. Pontikes wrote this Section Review for the Massachusetts Bar Association. The summary outlines the various federal and state laws in play in any FRD analysis.
To access this resource, visit: http://www.massbar.org/for-attorneys/publications/section-review/2009/v11-n2/family-responsibilities-discrimination-the-final-barrier-to-women%E2%80%99s-equality-in-the-workplace

For more information on this organization, visit: http://www.massbar.org/

Activity Source: 

Pontikes, R. G. (n.d). Section Review: Family Responsibilities Discrimination: The Final Barrier to Women’s Equality in the Workplace. Massachusetts Bar Association. Retrieved from: http://www.massbar.org/for-attorneys/publications/section-review/2009/v11-n2/family-responsibilities-discrimination-the-final-barrier-to-women%E2%80%99s-equality-in-the-workplace

Family Responsibility Discrimination (FRD): Not a Law but Still a Threat

Activity Description: 

Description: Steve Bruce, a Colorado attorney, answered questions regarding FRD for Business and Legal Reports (BLR) and the HR Daily Advisor.

To access this resource, visit: http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/archive/2008/07/07/HR_Policies_and_Procedures_FRD_Family_Responsibility_Discrimination_Caregiving_Pregnancy_Sandwich_Generation.aspx

For more information on this organization, visit: http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/about.aspx

Activity Source: 

Bruce, S. (2008, July). Family Responsibility Discrimination (FRD): Not a Llaw but still a threat. HR.BLR.Com.
Retrieved from: http://hrdailyadvisor.blr.com/archive/2008/07/07/HR_Policies_and_Procedures_FRD_Family_Responsibility_Discrimination_Caregiving_Pregnancy_Sandwich_Generation.aspx

Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers With Caregiving Responsibilities

Activity Description: 

The EEOC’s enforcement guidelines regarding handling FRD in the workplace, created by the Title VII/EPA/ADEA Division, Office of Legal Counsel.

To access this resource, visit: http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.html

For more information about this organization, visit: http://www.eeoc.gov

Activity Source: 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. (2007, May 23). Enforcement guidance: Unlawful disparate treatment of workers with caregiving responsibilities, in E.E.O.C. Compliance Manual, 2, § 615. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from: http://www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/caregiving.pdf

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