New Research from the Pregnant Scholar

July 19, 2022


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.


Overview of New Draft of Title IX Rules by the Pregnant Scholar

July 19, 2022


While the landmark law prohibiting sex discrimination in education has long protected pregnant and parenting students, we know more protections are sorely needed to make Title IX’s promise of gender equity in education a reality. The Pregnant Scholar applauds the Department of Educations’ just-released proposed Title IX regulations as they relate to students who are, or will become, pregnant or parents. While further actions are needed to protect student parents, we encourage the adoption of these draft regulations without delay.


New Report – Clarification or Complaints? The Impact of Family Responsibilities Discrimination Laws on State Enforcement Agencies

July 15, 2022

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Our newest report, “Clarification or Complaints? The Impact of Family Responsibilities Discrimination Laws on State Enforcement Agencies” explores whether and to what extent family responsibilities discrimination laws increase the number of complaints filed with state agencies tasked with enforcing them. Our research found that in states that prohibit discrimination against family caregivers, the average total number of discrimination complaints filed with state enforcement agencies decreased in the years following enactment of caregiver discrimination statutes.


WorkLife Law Welcomes New Summer Legal Fellow

June 10, 2022


The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Peri Ouyang as a summer Legal Fellow. Peri will assist with legal research and work on the Center’s ongoing projects to advance protections for pregnant, parenting, and breastfeeding workers and students, and to prevent family responsibility discrimination.



WorkLife Law Welcomes New Development Associate

June 2, 2022

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The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Henrique Ferreira as our new Development Associate. Henrique will be assisting in managing outreach and partnerships with external stakeholders, planning special events and overseeing long-term projects for the Center.


New White Paper on Bias in Wealth Management

May 26, 2022

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Women make up over a third of private wealth advisors in the United States, while people of color account for a fifth of advisors. And yet, the Forbes America’s Top Wealth Advisors List fails to reflect this diversity. Our new White Paper investigates SHOOK Research’s methodology responsible for Forbes’ lists, and questions its ability to recognize the hard work and success of diverse wealth management advisors.


WorkLife Law Welcomes New Summer Research Assistant

May 25, 2022

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The Center for WorkLife Law is pleased to welcome Ryan Malek-Maple as a summer Research Assistant. Ryan will assist with data coding and analysis for the Center’s ongoing Bias Interrupters research partnerships as well as conduct literature reviews on gender and racial biases in business systems and informal workplace interactions.


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