To recruit and retain top talent, employers often offer benefits more generous than required under the law. Such benefits include unlimited vacation, paid maternity leave and paid paternity leave. However, a recent US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit filed against Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. (Estee Lauder) reveals how even the most well-intentioned of programs can result in a discrimination lawsuit.
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Inferior Parental Leave Policies Can Result in Discrimination Claims
By McDermott Will & Emery and Jeremy White on October 19, 2017