The Protecting Family Caregivers from Discrimination Act (S.5136) which would prohibit workplace discrimination against employees with family caregiving responsibilities, was reintroduced today by U.S. Senator Cory Booker. This legislation has the potential to promote economic, health, and gender equity by ensuring that common life events, like becoming a parent or tending to a sick relative, don’t cause families to fall into poverty.
The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Joe St. James as a Caregiver Discrimination Bridge Fellow. Joe will work to assist those with caregiver responsibilities facing discrimination in the workplace, as well as conduct policy research on caregiver discrimination nationwide for the Center.
New Video – See How WorkLife Law’s Dar a Luz Initiative Empowers Farmworkers to Benefit from their Legal Rights
In this new video, Rocío Garcia-Rodriguez recounts her experience working in the fields during pregnancy and shares how the Dar a Luz legal helpline helped her access all of the paid leave benefits she had a right to receive.
WorkLife Law Deputy Director Liz Morris and Pregnant Scholar Initiative Director Jessica Lee were invited by the Legal Services Funders Network to share their insights about the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision taking away the right to abortion.
Read our latest Harvard Business Review article on how to build DEI programs that work by our Director Joan C. Williams, with Dr. Rachel Korn and Dr. Asma Ghani from our research team! WorkLife Law’s recent and ongoing research describes several situations where data has moved the needle in helping companies make progress on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Daniella Lee as a Research Assistant. Daniella will assist with data coding and analysis for the Center’s ongoing Bias Interrupters research partnerships.
We partnered with State Innovation Exchange (SiX) to co-author a new publication on workers’ rights just in time for Labor Day! Learn more about Family Caregiver Discrimination and how state lawmakers can protect workers from discrimination based on a person’s caregiving responsibilities here!
Congratulations to our Research Associate, Dr. Asma Ghani, who received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University today. Congrats Asma, we are so lucky to have you on our team!
Following the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, WorkLife Law experts are anticipating an increase in troubling new barriers for workers and students who need reproductive healthcare. The Center for WorkLife Law has released new resources to address these barriers in employment and education.
New research from the Pregnant Scholar and a cross-institutional team who bring decades of experience in the legal and medical fields designing bias interrupters and advancing diversity in STEM education, revealed that amongst the top-rated medical schools only 14% of the schools reviewed had substantive, stand-alone parental leave policies, while the majority of schools had leave of absence policies without mention of parental leave.