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Protecting Family Caregivers from Employment Discrimination

Published: August 31, 2012
Authors: Joan C. Williams, Robin Devaux, and Patricija Petrac, Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; Lynn Feinberg, AARP Public Policy Institute


Family caregiving is growing more commonplace as baby boomers age and combine work in the paid labor force with unpaid work as caregivers with eldercare responsibilities. This trend underscores the need to develop public and private solutions to ensure that workers with eldercare responsibilities receive equal employment opportunity and are protected from discrimination in the workplace.