America still must deal with family responsibility discrimination, according to University of California researchers. (Photo: iStock)

It’s been many years since it was legal to fire a woman for being pregnant, but according to new data, many employers still haven’t received the memo.

A new study found that in the past decade, the number of workers filing complaints alleging discrimination at work based on their caregiving responsibilities has risen 269 percent. The dramatic rise in family responsibility discrimination cases coincides with a 13 percent decrease in general employment discrimination claims.

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