“The traditional notion that an employer is entitled to an “ideal worker,” who works full time and overtime while supported by a flow of family work from a spouse, is being challenged by the model of the “balanced worker,” who has other personal commitments and family obligations.” (Williams & Tami)

Williams, J.C & Tami, M.T. (2003). Discrimination against employees who are also family caregivers, a Sloan Work and Family Encyclopedia entry. Retrieved March 6, 2007, from the Sloan Work and Family Research Network web site: