Judge Alito chose to ignore that legislative history in ruling against the plaintiff in the Chittister case, and he denied it again today in testimony that can only be characterized as misleading. Our nation deserves better.
The National Partnership is the group that wrote the FMLA, and led the long fight to pass it. We know that Judge Alito’s repeated assertions, that the FMLA’s legislative history contains no evidence of sex discrimination in state medical leave practices, are
That Judge Alito continues to make such statements about the FMLA is disturbing evidence that, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, five million state employees would lose their ability to enforce their FMLA rights. He must not be confirmed.”
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.