Sunday, July 27, 2008
More men filing workplace lawsuits is an interesting July 28, 2008 National Law Journal article (registration required). As the article states:
The macho man image is dying in the workplace.
Employment and family law attorneys say a growing number of men are filing a wide variety of workplace lawsuits, suing over everything from more leave time to care for their children to sexual harassment.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission notes that in 2007 it saw a record number of sexual harassment complaints filed by men. Men accounted for a record 16% of all sexual harassment complaints, nearly double the 9% figure in the early 1990s.
On the parental leave front, lawyers note, a growing number of men are filing Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, many of them single dads with more responsibilities at home. Others are simply asserting their desires to spend more time with their children.
Lawyers are calling this a byproduct of the father's rights movement . . . .
Mitchell H. Rubinstein