The Workplace Double Standard Men Face That Women Don’t

October 23, 2014 – In The News
Main Street

Ian Meklinsky was quoted in the Main Street article, “The Workplace Double Standard Men Face That Women Don’t.” Full text can be found in the October 23, 2014, issue, but a synopsis is below.

Recent events have the public discussing the double standard around paternity leave.

The FMLA only requires employers to offer unpaid leave though employers may choose to offer paid leave in their sole discretion

To be eligible, employees must have been employed for at least 12 months for at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12-month period.

“The failure to properly notify employees of their rights under these laws and provide leave and/or compensation may result in the employer being liable for damages including back pay and attorneys’ fees and costs,” said Ian Meklinsky, an attorney with Fox Rothschild.