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

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Thought for the Week

"Corporations no longer try to fit square pegs into round holes; they just fit them into square cubicles."

–Robert Brault

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from Dr. Frank Luntz

Phrases That Work (And One That Doesn't)

  • 'Imagine' is still the most powerful word in the English language.
  • 'No excuses.' No phrase better conveys accountability, responsibility and transparency.
  • 'I get it.' Short, sweet and effective.
  • 'If you remember only one thing...' is the surest way to guarantee that people will remember the one point that matters most to you.
  • 'Uncompromising Integrity.' Of all the truthiness words, none is as powerful as 'integrity,' but in today's cynical environment, don't expect it to take you very far. 

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