Women's Work is Never Done: Employment, Family, and Activism - an Introduction

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Kristin Kalsem

University of Cincinnati - College of Law

Verna L. Williams

University of Cincinnati - College of Law

Date Written: September 15, 2006

Abstract

This article frames the issues in the Supreme Court case, Nevada Department of Human Resources v. Hibbs, and introduces the articles making up the inaugural symposium of the Law and Women's Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati. Hibbs involved a husband who was trying to get leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) in order to take care of his severely injured wife. The case presents an opportunity to rethink issues of work and family, the legal subordination of women, and the law as an agent for social change, and it was therefore an ideal focus for the symposium.

Keywords: Feminism, Employment Law, Work/Family

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Kalsem, Kristin and Williams, Verna L., Women's Work is Never Done: Employment, Family, and Activism - an Introduction (September 15, 2006). University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 73, p. 361, 2004 Symposium; U of Cincinnati Public Law Research Paper No. 06-19. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=931913

Kristin Kalsem (Contact Author)

University of Cincinnati - College of Law ( email )

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Verna L. Williams

University of Cincinnati - College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040
United States
513-556-1220 (Phone)
513-556-1236 (Fax)

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