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

Burned Out At Work

Are you checked-in or checked-out at work? Find out.

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Blog of the Week

Baltimore May Be the Next City to Adopt a $15 Minimum Wage

The national movement toward a minimum wage of $15 an hour is picking up steam in Baltimore, with a key test of strength for the local movement expected before the end of the summer.

Thought for the Week

"All that stands between the graduate and the top of the ladder is the ladder."

–Unknown

List of the Week

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. 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Study: Social media now a workplace tool for some
  2. D.C. Cir. Finds NLRB Order Clashed With Precedent
  3. Ugly Divorce’ No Grounds for Getting Fired, State High Court Rules
  4. White TV anchor fired after racial comments fights back with discrimination lawsuit
  5. The next $15: Seattle’s latest labor movement is about scheduling — and power