State Dep’t Parental Care Class Action

Kator, Parks, Weiser & Harris, PLLC, filed a class action regarding the discriminatory impact felt by female Foreign Service officers related to the overly restrictive domestic service exception regarding elderly parents. The class action alleges that the State Department’s limited one-time, one-year exception to the 5/8-year domestic service rule discriminates against female Foreign Service personnel.

The class action has been filed with the EEOC, and class certification is currently under consideration.