Happy Mother's Day.

Thinking of you.

Every year, I've found a way to tie in Mother's Day with an employment law issue.

Except this year.

With everybody at home, and with the coronavirus pandemic dominating our lives, here's what I'd like to say to all the mothers out there:

To those of you are sick with the virus, or who have family members or friends who are sick with the virus,

To those of you who are scrambling to do your jobs while at the same time nurturing and instructing your children,

To those of you who are pregnant and worried about the effect that this virus may have on your baby,

To those of you who actually had to give birth alone because your hospital or birthing center wasn't able to admit visitors, 

To those of you who can't support your families because your employer or business is still shut down,

To those of you who have grown-up kids you can't visit, and who can't visit you,

To those of you who haven't seen your grandchildren in months (Zoom is nice, but it's no substitute for the real thing),

To those of you who can't visit your own mothers this year,

And to those of you who are doing just fine, apart from the monotony of being home all the time,

To all mothers in all circumstances, I hope you are able to find some joy this Sunday and that you'll soon be able to have a real "make-up" celebration with real people and real mimosas. (Or Bloody Marys, if you prefer.)

To better times.

By Father's Day, at the latest.

Image Credits: From flickr, Creative Commons license. Child's handprints by Leonid Mamchenkov, arcade photos of moms and their kids (and that one dad who managed to slip in) by cori kindred.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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