Protecting Family Caregivers from Employment Discrimination

As baby boomers age, so do their parents, and increasing numbers of the baby boom generation find themselves balancing paid work with unpaid eldercare responsibilities. According to a report produced by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI), this trend underscores the need to develop public and private solutions to ensure that workers with eldercare responsibilities receive equal employment opportunity and are protected from discrimination in the workplace.

The report is the first in a series of papers developed by the AARP-PPI on issues of eldercare and the workplace. It highlights the realities of changing demographics and issues affecting working caregivers of older adults. It defines family responsibilities discrimination (FRD), explains why FRD is a policy matter and describes the types of workplace discrimination encountered by working caregivers.

For more information, read the fact sheet or the full report