Elizabeth A. Chang, a partner and member of the firm’s Employment and Labor and General Liability practice groups, wrote an article for Law360 discussing the various state and federal statutes that provide protections against employee caregiver discrimination in the workplace.
In “Avoiding Employee Caregiver Discrimination Pitfalls,” Liz provides guidance to employers regarding workplace discrimination claims based on family responsibilities including caregiving, pregnancy, gender stereotyping, and retaliation.
“Various state and federal statutes provide protections against workplace discrimination based on these family responsibilities, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the American with Disabilities Act, or ADA; the Equal Pay Act, or EPA; the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA; the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, or ERISA; and the Family Medical Leave Act, or FMLA. For this reason, family responsibilities discrimination claims can be complex, and no two claims are alike.”
“Avoiding Employee Caregiver Discrimination Pitfalls,” Law360, December 12, 2019
Equipped with broad litigation experience, Elizabeth A. Chang also draws on deep in-house insight into employment and labor issues, civil rights claims, and professional liability matters. Liz previously worked as an employment practices liability claims specialist in the North American arm of one of the world’s largest insurers, where she focused on employment discrimination claims involving the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age in Employment Discrimination Act (ADEA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and advised corporate and public entities on claims liability, coverage, mediation strategy, and settlement negotiations.