Monday, September 24, 2007

Equitable Time-off

By: Elizabeth de Renzy, Researcher and Data Analyst


The Louisville, KY Courier Journal has an article from Joyce Rosenberg about small businesses offering all employees the same time off they offer parents.

I think equitable time-off policies are a step in the right direction.

Not only are they fair to parents and non-parents alike but they undermine the old-fashioned belief that women are less dependable/dedicated employees than men because of their (assumed) family responsibilities – an argument that still keeps women out of high responsibility (and high paying) positions and supports gender inequality outside of the workplace as well.

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