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

The Right Stuff: Being More Courageous at Work

For the employed, the lingering fear of potential job loss can stop you from speaking your mind in the workplace. This week: do's and don'ts for being more courageous at work.

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Blog of the Week

DC Considers Cutting-Edge Paid Family Leave Law

“I sometimes imagine how my life would be different if my mom had the option of paid family leave,” Travis said. The District of Columbia resident was born prematurely. Because his mother could not get the time off from work to make necessary hospital visits to care for her fragile son, “She had to give me up to be raised in Florida by other family members.”

Thought for the Week

"The worse the news, the more effort should go into communicating it."

–Andy Grove

List of the Week

from Allianz

More Money, More Problems: Women and Money

  • 57% have more earning power than ever before
  • 42% believe financially independent women are intimidating to men and often end up alone
  • 31% say these women are hard to relate to and don't have many friends

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Pay for Collapsed Trucking Firm’s Workers
  2. Lawmakers use Petland bill to ban Ohio cities from upping minimum wage
  3. Trump’s Likely Labor Pick, Andrew Puzder, Is Critic of Minimum Wage Increases
  4. Who gets hurt when part-time work becomes the new normal
  5. Judge blocks administration from imposing contract on AFSCME