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

Go Deep--Going Deeper in Your Job Hunt

Most of us work hard at the start at the job hunt. Over time, though, we often become disillusioned and invest less time in this endeavour. Read on for more tips to creating a more comprehensive approach to the job hunt.

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Blog of the Week

Striking Walmart Workers Stage L.A. Sit-Downs at Stores and in the Street

In Los Angeles yesterday, Walmart workers participated in their boldest action to date: the first-ever sit-down strike at a Walmart store. They were protesting an end to retaliation when they speak out for $15 an hour, full-time hours and respect at work.

Thought for the Week

"The rate of unemployment is 100% if its you who is unemployed."

–David Kurtz

List of the Week

from CareerBuilder.com

Color Me Successful: Hiring Managers Tell Us What Colors Tell Them


• Black - Leadership
• Blue - Team Player
• Gray - Logical/Analytical
• White - Organized
• Brown - Dependable
• Red - Power
• Green, Yellow, Orange or Purple - all four colors were associated with Creative

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Why Living-Wage Laws Are Not Enough-and Minimum-Wage Laws Aren't Either
  2. San Francisco is about to pass America's first-ever chain-store worker's bill of rights
  3. Not All Staples Employees Get Thanksgiving Off in Massachusetts
  4. San Francisco passes first-in-nation limits on worker schedules
  5. When Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't Enough