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

Out of Sight But Not Out of Mind: Managing Telecommuters

It's challenging enough to manage people that you spend eight hours a day with. Getting the most out of people that you barely ever see? A Herculean task. But there are tricks of the trade to ensure that everyone on your team is contributing wherever they

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Blog of the Week

This Bill Would Force Large Corporations To Pay a Fine if They Don't Pay Workers a Living Wage

A group of Chicago-area progressive groups and unions are backing a bill that would punish large companies who don't pay their workers a living wage.

Thought for the Week

"It's not for everyone. Full-time telecommuting can be like falling off a cliff for some people. They need the social interaction of an office environment."

–Jane Anderson

List of the Week

from Arizona State

Why We're Less Happy: A 30% Decline in the Past Twenty Years

  • Lower participation in social and civic activities
  • Declining attachments to friends and family
  • Diminished trust in political institutions 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Schedule workers as you would have them schedule you
  2. The Real Jobless Rate Is 42 Percent? Donald Trump Has a Point, Sort Of
  3. Backers of $15 minimum wage plan to launch Minneapolis ballot campaign
  4. San Diego voters will decide on a minimum wage increase
  5. Cafeteria workers at Intel rally over low wages