Can A Company Tell You To Put Work Before Family?

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The federal government recently charged Bloomberg LP with discriminating against pregnant women and new mothers who took time off to have or raise kids.

But a judge dismissed the claims saying, "the law does not mandate 'work-life" balance .. if you make choices that preference your family over your work .. that has consequences for your career in a company like Bloomberg .. which explicitly expects all-out dedication" from both male and female employees.

Can a company ask you to put work before family? Tell us what you think on Facebook, or in the comments section below.

This program aired on September 21, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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