Friday, February 8, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
U.C. Hastings College of the Law – San Francisco, CA
The rise of “family responsibilities discrimination” (FRD) is being hailed as the most important recent development in employment discrimination law. FRD is discrimination against employees based on their family caregiving responsibilities for children, elderly parents, or ill or disabled family members. The Center for WorkLife Law at U.C. Hastings College of the Law has played a central role in tracking this trend. In May 2007, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued Enforcement Guidance on caregiver discrimination that addresses how unconscious (or implicit) bias factors into such discrimination.
Come learn more about FRD, including the role of stereotyping evidence and implicit bias in employment discrimination, from a distinguished panel of experts. The Symposium will feature presentations by practicing attorneys, law professors, and social scientists on the current law of FRD, research on the”maternal wall,”the use social science in the courtroom, and the”new institutionalism.”