The reverse discrimination suit targeting Jones Day’s parental leave policy filed earlier this week should be an eye-opener to the rest of the legal industry, even as law firms continue to tout expanded benefits for both mothers and fathers.
The married pair of former associates who sued Jones Day on Tuesday asserted that the firm’s policy of offering mothers 18 weeks of paid leave but providing only 10 weeks to fathers who serve as primary caregivers imposes and reinforces harmful stereotypes and archaic gender roles.
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