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

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Blog of the Week

The Issue of Paid Family Leave Just Got Some New York Size Momentum

On April 4, New York State passed what is being hailed as the most comprehensive and generous paid family leave law in the country. The Paid Family Leave Insurance Act (A. 3870 / S. 3004) (“PFLIA”) will provide workers in New York State with up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year, to bond with a new child, or to care for a seriously ill family member. For military families, the leave time can be used to address legal, financial and childcare issues.

Thought for the Week

"Social networking is like a club. Twitter is the dance floor, Tumblr is the bar and Facebook is the people crying in the toilets."

–Anonymous

List of the Week

from Online pays: How to get salary information online

·BLS.GOV/OCO

· PAYSCALE.COM

· SALARY.COM

· SALARYEXPERT.COM 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. As Puerto Rico Defaults, Eyes Turn to Washington
  2. Ethiopian immigrants turn job niche into labor activism
  3. Chicago Teachers Union says it still hasn't decided timing on strike
  4. Hundreds rally, march in Seattle for labor, immigration reforms
  5. Temporary, part-time workers not taking it anymore