Cynthia Calvert on Halting Family Responsibilities Discrimination at Work
COVID-19 put a spotlight on employees’ responsibilities to care for family members, such as babies, children, aging parents or any family member requiring regular, ongoing assistance in meeting their basic needs. However, the closure of schools and other care providers, along with the shift to remote work introduced greater risk of employers treating employees with family responsibilities unfairly, because they may be thought of as less dependable and more of a liability than other employees without families. In this episode of All Things Work, host Tony Lee speaks with Cynthia Calvert, an attorney and nationally recognized expert on family responsibilities (or caregiver) discrimination on how HR professionals and people managers can help safeguard against caregiver discrimination in their workplaces. Follow All Things Work on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you listen to podcasts. Visit us online to learn more about the show and stream all of our episodes. And, be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or your podcatcher of choice.Keep up with SHRM online and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.