Family Responsibilities Discrimination, Definition(s) of

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"Family responsibilities discrimination is employment discrimination against workers who have family responsibilities. Pregnant women, mothers and fathers of young children, and employees with aging parents or sick spouses/partners may find themselves discriminated against. They may be rejected for employment, demoted, harassed, passed over for promotion, or terminated--" despite good performance evaluations"— simply because their employers make personnel decisions based on stereotypical notions of how they will or should act." (Williams)

Glossary Source: 

Williams, J. (n.d.) Family responsibilities discrimination. Retrieved from WorkLife Law: http://www.worklifelaw.org/