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

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from More Than A Resume

Different Times: 95% of parents agree job hunting is different today

  • 73%, say they do not have the right knowledge and contacts to help their child
  • 68% percent don't know how help
  • 58% say they do not have a trusted network for support and help in this process 

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