By: Karen Jowers
If you’re a caregiver for a wounded, ill or injured service member, you should be aware of a growing issue: family responsibility discrimination in the workplace.
Taking care of service members is truly a labor of love — but also a huge responsibility. When the caregiver also has a job, that only adds to the stress load. Yet it’s important for the caregiver’s personal well-being and growth, as well as the family’s financial situation.
While many employers are supportive of their caregiver employees, some may knowingly or unknowingly discriminate, according to a recent webinar for military caregivers, part of a partnership with the Easter Seals Dixon Center and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, designed to provide military caregivers with the resources they need to thrive.
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