Bloomberg Law
Nov. 11, 2020, 4:04 PM

Parents Say Employers Are Illegally Firing Them During Pandemic (1)

David Yaffe-Bellany
David Yaffe-Bellany
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Parents who’ve lost their jobs during the pandemic are driving a surge of litigation, alleging their employers discriminated against them for taking care of their kids when schools closed.

Since March, working parents have filed at least 40 lawsuits accusing employers of illegally denying parental leave or subjecting them to other forms of discrimination, according to tallies by the law firm Barnes & Thornburg and the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. Most of the suits have been ...

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