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

Sweating the Small Stuff: Avoiding Job Hunting Mistakes

You know the phrase, "don't sweat the small stuff"? It applies great in life, but when it comes to job interviews, the little stuff often has a huge impact on getting hired.

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Blog of the Week

Rana Plaza, 2 Years Later: Garment Workers Under Siege

April 24 is the two-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,130 garment workers. The AFL-CIO Solidarity Center's Tula Connell reports that in the months after the 2013 tragedy, global outrage spurred much-needed changes, including the closing of dozens of unsafe factories, the adoption of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and, most significantly, the formation and recognition of workers' unions by the Bangladeshi government.

Thought for the Week

"When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."

–Theodore Roosevelt

List of the Week

from New York Times

We're Getting Smarter: Really

  • Kenyan children's IQ has gained nearly one point a year
  • American IQ has been rising 3 points per decade
  • Removal of lead from gasoline may have added 6 points  

Top Five News Headlines

  1. What's in a $12 minimum wage?
  2. Claims Hovering Near 15-Year Low Signal U.S. Payroll Rebound
  3. Battling a Damaging Workplace Trend
  4. Food workers, janitors walk out on U.S. Senate
  5. What if Walmart raised its minimum wage to $70,000 a year?