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

Topic of the Week

Inside Job: Turning a Seasonal Job into Permanent Employment

This reminds me of Marlon Brando. Widely considered one of the best actors of his generation, he still had to audition for his role in the Godfather, mainly because he was considered difficult by the studio. After his successful audition, he went on to wi


Blog of the Week

Eleanor Roosevelt Fought for Human Rights and Union Rights

Today is International Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 the U.N. General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Thought for the Week

""Victory belongs to the most persevering.""

–Napoleon Bonaparte

List of the Week


 Interviewers Say the Darndest Things: Real Interviewer Questions

  • "How would you cure world hunger." Amazon
  • "Interview me and then tell me if you'd hire me." ThoughtWorks
  • "How would you get an elephant into a refrigerator?" HGP
  • "What is more necessary, skill or will?" Unisys

Top Five News Headlines

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  3. Walmart Must Pay $188 Million to Settle Claims of Cut Rest Breaks
  4. Why Workers Undervalue Traditional Pension Plans
  5. A Growing Economic Recovery Bypasses Low-Wage Workers and Their Tables