Overview of Family Responsibilities Discrimination. Family Responsibilities Discrimination (FRD) is an umbrella term for employment discrimination
We previously wrote about the EEOC’s increasingly aggressive position against inflexible leave of absence policies that provide for automatic termination of employment when an employee does not or cannot return to work at the end of a specified maximum leave period, such as when the employee has exhausted available FMLA leave.
EEOC complaints are known for their brevity, often consisting of a mere handful of terse paragraphs, even in complex pattern or practice cases.
More employers are struggling with issues related to family and caregiver responsibilities in the workplace, whether in the recruitment of employees, the growth, development and advancement of employees, responding to employees' needs to for time off, or requests for flexibility in scheduling and other benefits.