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Work, Family, And Discrimination At The Bottom Of The Ladder, Stephanie Bornstein Jan 2012

Work, Family, And Discrimination At The Bottom Of The Ladder, Stephanie Bornstein

UF Law Faculty Publications

With limited financial resources, few social supports, and high family caregiving demands, low-wage workers go off to work each day to jobs that offer low pay, few days off, and little flexibility or schedule stability. It should come as no surprise, then, that workers' family lives conflict with their jobs. What is surprising is the response at work when they do. This Article provides a survey of lawsuits brought by low-wage workers against their employers when they were unfairly penalized at work because of their caregiving responsibilities at home. The Article reflects a review of cases brought by low-wage hourly …