Document Type: Best Practice Guide
Issues: Family Responsibilities Discrimination
Tags: Caregiver Discrimination|Eldercare|Policy|State Legislation|Work-Life Balance
Some states, counties and municipalities have family responsibilities discrimination (FRD) laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against employees because they provide care to family members. These laws may make it illegal, for example, for employers to select employees for termination because they care for their children or other family members. Employees who work in a location that is not covered by one of these FRD laws may still be protected from discrimination by federal laws that cover family leave, sex discrimination, and disability discrimination. More information is available in the report that accompanies this
table, Protecting Parents During Covid-19: State and Local FRD Laws Prohibit Discrimination at Work.
Document Updated October 2021