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


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



Workplace Sexual Harassment

Workplace Rights Weekly

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Holiday Spirit: Bring Thanksgiving to Work Everyday

We all know that the holiday season is the time of the year to be thankful. Are you kidding me? With our portfolios in the tank, our jobs at risk and our confidence gone, thankfulness is not the first thing that leaps to mind for most of us today. But,


Blog of the Week

Thought for the Week

""Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude." "


List of the Week

from Catalyst

Women Give More: The More Women, The More Generous

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  • Companies with more women board directors donated significantly more funds than did companies with fewer women
  • Companies with 25% or more women corporate officers made annual contributions that were 13 times higher than those made by companies with zero women corporate officers. 

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