UCHastings Instagram

@hastingswlj EIC Sonya L. Rahders kicks off the "Bringing to Light" Symposium. #UCHastings
Instagram Photo Likes ms_lagunitas, dan1sha, kmatayoshi and 20 others like this.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Prof. Joan C. Williams on Why Women Are More Likely to Be Denied Flextime

Two new studies conducted by a Yale researcher have found that women are less likely than men to get their requests for flexible work schedules approved.

Joan C. Williams, the director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, said that gender-based stereotypes are probably responsible for the second study’s findings:

"For women, it’s the fear of triggering the strongest form of gender bias against women— the maternal wall. And for men, there’s fear of triggering a stigma on the grounds they’re too feminine. So both forms of stigma are driven by gender bias, which means that allowing the flexibility stigma to affect people’s careers is a potential violation of federal anti-discrimination law."

Read the full story on Ms. Magazine

Go to News Archive

Share this Story

Share via Facebook
Share via TwitterShare via EmailPrint Friendly Version

Other Recent Stories/ RSS

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AFSCME & UC Hastings Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

“Good faith compromise on both sides” leads to labor peace.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Professor Scott Dodson’s New Book on Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg featured in Inaugural Episode of The RightsCast

New video podcast series, produced by Professor Nancy Leong of University of Denver Sturm College of Law, features timely and important research relating to civil rights.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

HSIR Students Survey Rural Housing Conditions Over Break

 "Sometimes you don’t get it until you talk to the people who are affected."
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Q + A with Yousef Farsakh '12

In his position at King & Spalding in Saudi Arabia, Farsakh helped win the IFN 2014 "Deal of the Year" award and is now helping to structure the agreement to erect the world's tallest building.
Monday, January 26, 2015

Suzette Pringle '10 Wins Pro Bono Service Award

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights honored Pringle at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon.
Go to News Archive