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Women and Children First

October 21, 1998
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Frequently employers expect women to have certain duties, such as caring for children. In one case, an employer did not hire women with preschool-age children, while at the same time it did hire men with preschool-age children. Even though most of the people it hired were women, there was still discrimination. The employer didn't think women with young children should be working outside the home. The employer is entitled to this belief. But he couldn't let it affect his employment decisions. When his beliefs did influence his hiring decisions, he broke the law.

Contact your attorney for more information about the law in your state.

Source: David H. Greenberg, Los Angeles, September 25, 1998.

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