Moms fired during the pandemic sue former employers

Source: Eliana Dockterman, TIME

At least 58 lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. from April 2020 to February 2021 that allege an employer denied emergency parental leave, did not inform employees of their right to take emergency leave, or fired employees for asking to work remotely or take leave while schools and day cares were closed. Most plaintiffs claimed their former employers violated their rights under the Families First Corona­virus Response Act (FFCRA), but some in cities like New York, where caregivers are a protected class, sued for violations of human-­rights laws.

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