Amanda Nash
Amanda Nash, Lawyer, McInnes Cooper

Membership in the “sandwich generation” no longer means an employee who brown bags her lunch; it means one who’s squeezed between raising her children on one side, while at the same time caring for her aging parents on the other side. And with school back in, and cold and flu season just around the corner, employees in the sandwich generation – and their employers – will be feeling the squeeze.

For the answers to five of employers’ most frequently asked questions about accommodating employees on the basis of family status, read McInnes Cooper’s Legal Update: The Sandwich Generation – 5 Employer FAQs About “Family Status” Accommodation. You can read more of McInnes Cooper’s Legal Publications at

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About the author:

Amanda Nash is a lawyer in McInnes Cooper’s St. John’s office. She is a member of our Labour and Employment Team and has a particular interest in grievance and interest arbitration, collective agreement interpretation, human rights, and employment termination issues. You can reach Amanda at