EEOC issues guidance on discrimination against employees with caregiving responsibilities
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a technical assistance document entitled Employer Best Practices for Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, which supplements a 2007 guidance document, Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities, that examined how federal anti-discrimination laws apply to workers with caregiving responsibilities. The 2007 document also is below. The new guidance provides recommendations for workplace policies aimed at removing barriers to equal employment opportunities for employees who have caregiving responsibilities. Best practices are proactive measures that go beyond federal non-discrimination requirements. Examples include personal or sick leave policies that allow employees to use leave to care for ill family members, flexible work arrangements, part-time opportunities with proportional compensation and benefits, and equal-opportunity policies that address unlawful discrimination against caregivers.
EEOC best practices guidance
EEOC 2007 enforcement guidance