GROUNDS FOR RELIEF
2-1 LITIGATING SEXUAL HARASSMENT & SEX DISCRIMINATION CASES §2.1
CHAPTER 2: RELATED STATUTES AND OTHER GROUNDS FOR RELIEF
§2.1 FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT
Various federal statutes, in addition to Title VII (see Chapter 1, infra.), may be of use to the sexual harassment
your client is in need of a leave due to the seriousness of the sexual harassment and, if so, whether the employer
client took a leave because of the sexually harassing situation, on the advice of his or her doctor, but is not sub-
as Title VII violations.
§2.1.1 Congressional Findings and Governing Principles
to discriminate against employees and applicants for employment who are of that gender.
crimination on the basis of sex by ensuring generally that leave is available for eligible medical reasons
That this is an anti-discrimination statute is critical because it permitted Congress to pass it pursuant to the
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single-income families were far more ubiquitous than they are today, and it was typically the woman of the house
pressure to take leave from work and risk employment fell on women.
of employment policies to accommodate working parents can force individuals to choose between job security