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

Avoiding Feeling Trapped At Work

Dissatisfaction with your job plagues over 60 percent of workers. Here are four strategies to avoid feeling trapped.

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Blog of the Week

We’ve Finally Reached 2016 African American Women’s Equal Pay Day

Today we commemorate “African American Women’s Equal Pay Day,” the day in the year when African American women’s wages finally catch up to what men earned last year. It is important to note that African American Women’s Equal Pay Day comes nearly four months after “Women’s Equal Pay Day,” which included wages of women of all races, and was marked on April 12th of this year.

Thought for the Week

"Worry compounds the futility of being trapped on a dead-end street. Thinking opens new avenues."

–Cullen Hightower

List of the Week

from Professors Arum and Rokska

Is College Worth the Time and Effort: Not If Critical Thinking Matters

  • Only 45% of students demonstrated a significant improvement in critical thinking
  • Average student only spends 9% of his or her time studying

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Seattle’s ‘secure scheduling’ offers hourly workers protection
  2. Apple, GM Join White House Initiative to Address Gender Pay Gap
  3. Why mental health programs in the workplace are good for business
  4. A Labor Movement That’s More About Women
  5. EEOC settles case over Muslim server fired for wearing headscarf