While recognizing that parental leave is only one aspect of the FMLA, this Article concentrates on the provision allowing leave to parents in order to care for their children. Before analyzing the FMLA in detail, it is helpful to explore what aims a parental-leave policy should have. The purpose of this Article is to propose and defend three goals that parental-leave legislation should strive to meet: equality of career opportunities for men and women, the right to participate in both work and family, and meeting the needs of children. After articulating what parental-leave legislation should aim for in theory, this Article examines the FMLA's success in meeting these aims.
Angie K. Young,
Assesing the Family and Medical Leave Act in Terms of Gender Equality, Work/Family Balance, and the Needs of Children,
Mich. J. Gender & L.
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