Familial status discrimination is employment discrimination against workers based on their off-duty family caregiving responsibilities. Pregnant women, mothers and fathers of young children, and employees with aging parents or sick spouses or partners may encounter family responsibilities discrimination. They may be rejected for hire, passed over for promotion, demoted, harassed, or terminated — despite good […]
Our terrific partners at the National Women’s Law Center just released this important and spot-on report, Set Up to Fail, about the incredible challenges low-wage parents face in trying to make ends meet in a way that doesn’t undermine their children’s chances for success. Every day, working parents in low-wage jobs are desperate to keep […]
I am here today as a member of that community. As an activist. As a woman. As a mother.
It has not always been this way for me, but now I see the world through this lens. I see the mothers.
Whether you were able to join our call on December 4th about paid family + medical leave or not, we wanted to get some good resources on the topic into your hands. Please consider sharing the ones that really speak to you, because that’s how change happens: one personal conversation at a time. Happy reading, […]
Effective January 1, 2016, all City of Portland employees who have been employed by the City for at least six months will be eligible to take up to six weeks of fully paid parental leave when they welcome a new baby or child into their families (by birth, adoption, or foster care). The city’s policy […]
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Check out all of the parents, employers and policy-makers who are creating the kind of change needed in today's economy, for today's families.Photo Gallery | The State of Motherhood with Latifa Lyles of the U.S. Women’s Bureau
We were pleased to welcome Latifa Lyles, Director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor, to Portland on Friday, May 1, 2015 as part of the White House’s “Lead on Leave” national tour (more on that here). Ms. Lyles was the keynote speaker at the City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum this […]