Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Men and EEOC Filings's Small Firm Business has some news I was unaware of about an increase of men filing workplace lawsuits such as Family Medical Leave Act cases. (Of course if I knewof it, then this would not be news).

More Men Filing Workplace Lawsuits
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 percent of all sexual harassment complaints, nearly double the 9 percent 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.