It’s an amazing statistic – over 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. Out of those 34 million caregivers, over 56% work full-time, 16 % work between 30 and 39 hours, and 25% work fewer than 30 hours a week.
That many caregivers in the workplace has really changed how the average company does business – it’s also changed how caregivers are viewed at their jobs. The attached link to AARP’s paper on employment discrimination and caregivers outlines what your rights and protections are under the law as an employed caregiver, as well as to educate businesses on their responsibilities toward the caregiving employee.
This is an excellent read and one we hope you will share with friends and in the workplace.