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

Dealing with Distractions

Blogs, texts and apps are just some of the things enticing us to play hooky instead of getting work done. Here are four tips to help you remain focused.

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Blog of the Week

The gender wage gap hasn't budged in 9 years

The average woman who had a full-time, year-round job in 2015 made just 80 percent of what a man did, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau. That’s up from last year’s 79 percent, but the increase is not statistically significant. The wage gap hasn’t closed significantly since 2007.

Thought for the Week

"You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one."

–Tom Kite

List of the Week

from University of Warsaw

Fear of Death: Can You Afford It?

  • People who counted money indicated a lower fear of death, 5.3%
  • People who counted white slips of paper, 6.5%
  • People desire money because it soothes their fears of death

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Employer Groups Don’t See Eye to Eye on EEOC Wellness Plan Ruling
  2. The Right and Wrong Ways to Help Pregnant Workers
  3. Why Employers Are Making Pay Equity a Reality
  4. Union seeks to organize rideshare drivers in NYC
  5. Jobs Recovery Reaches Plateau, Posing a Challenge for Forecasters