Estée Lauder’s New Parent Policy Discriminates, EEOC Says

Aug. 30, 2017, 6:04 PM

Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. discriminates against male employees by providing them with less generous parental leave benefits than it gives women, according to a new lawsuit (EEOC v. Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., E.D. Pa., No. 2:17-cv-03897, 8/30/17).

The leave policy gives “primary caregivers” six weeks of paid leave but provides only two weeks for “secondary caregivers,” the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says in a complaint filed Aug. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The EEOC sued on behalf of a male employee, Christopher Sullivan, who said the company would only grant him ...

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