Know Your Rights at Work

Laws exist to protect employees from discrimination and harassment. The rights of employees are protected by federal, state, and local laws, as well as by common law, for discriminatory or illegal behavior by their employers. But how can you ensure that your rights are protected in the workplace?

The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund is pleased to provide the Know Your Rights at Work resource. This resource, developed by experts, provides up-to-date content and reflects the latest legal developments, so you know you’re getting current information on workplace protection.

Workplace Laws

discrimination

Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964

 

Family and Medical Leave Act

Family and Medical Leave

 

equal pay

Equal Pay

 

pregnancy discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination

 

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Workplace Sexual Harassment

Workplace Rights Weekly

Topic of the Week

Source Code: Effective Business Communications

Everyone at work seems to be overwhelmed today. With all of our bulging inboxes, it's so darned important for every one of us to learn how to communicate more efficiently and effectively.

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Blog of the Week

21 Female Senators to Help Decide Fate of Bill That Would Kill Harassment, Discrimination Suits

Sex-based discriminations sounds like the bad old days but, unfortunately, it isn’t. Just a few years ago, current and former female sales representatives at a medical cosmetics company, Medicis Pharmaceutical (now owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals), banded together to bring a class action against their employer for regularly doing all of these things, and more, including unequal pay and retaliation for reporting discrimination and harassment.

Thought for the Week

"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: concentration, discrimination, organizations, innovation and communication."

–Harold S. Geneen

List of the Week

from Fish Consulting

Virtual Team Challenges: What Managers Are Concerned About

  • 49% communicating effectively
  • 43% managing projects and deadlines
  • 43% creating consensus during decision-making  

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Sexual-Harassment Claims Against a ‘She-E.O.’
  2. Sexual-Harassment Claims Against a ‘She-E.O.’
  3. Questions linger over whether labor nominee Alex Acosta will stand up for workers
  4. Learn Key Skills to Land Your Perfect Job with Expert Martin Yate & the Resources at the Workplace Fairness Career Center
  5. Employee burnout is becoming a huge problem in the American workforce