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

Game Change: Positive Politics at Work

It's difficult to watch TV, go online or look at a newspaper today without seeing headlines about politics. But according to a recent poll, politics isn't limited to politicians. 56% of us believe that playing politics is necessary for getting ahead at wo

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Blog of the Week

AFL-CIO Tells Congress No Repeal Without Replacement of ACA

As Congress debates the future of the Affordable Care Act, the AFL-CIO sent a letter to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging Republican leaders to abandon plans to roll back coverage protections.

Thought for the Week

"Trust is a great force multiplier."

–Tom Ridge

List of the Week

from ON24

Training Mistakes: Workers Feelings About Corporate Training

  • 84% say there are problems with training
  • 48% say it only happens occasionally
  • 45% say content is inconsistent
  • 25% say material is boring and not up to date  

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Do Regulations Really Kill Jobs?
  2. Tech’s Gender Pay Gap Hits Younger Women Hardest
  3. Hard to Show Discrimination When Visa Holders Replace U.S. Workers
  4. Labor Department: Metro union had ‘alternate, secret’ policies for election eligibility
  5. America’s Great Working-Class Colleges