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

Over 55 Is The New 40

Many people in their fifties think they're unemployable. But, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the jobless rate of people 55 and older is the lowest of any age group. Here are some tips on how to make your age work for you.

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Blog of the Week

What Do Roger Ailes & Charlie Sheen Have in Common? Both Wanted to Hide Alleged Abuse of Women

Last week, longtime Fox News anchor and host Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the chairman of Fox News, alleging that he sexually harassed her in the workplace. Within a day, Ailes and his lawyers asked a court to force the case into arbitration, under a special gag order that would block anyone from publicly disclosing any of the evidence in the case or the outcome of the arbitration.

Thought for the Week

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

–Mark Twain

List of the Week

from Careerbuiler.com

 Training, Not: The Lack of Sales Training

  • One-in-six sales managers in firms that have missed revenue goals in the last year cited a lack of sales training as a cause.
  • 25% of sales leaders don't provide any formal sales training
  • Of those that offer sales training, 64% say the training is only somewhat effective

Top Five News Headlines

  1. New overtime rule could help millions
  2. Seattle mayor proposes more paid leave for city employees with newborns, ill family members
  3. NLRB Will Report Federal Contractors' Labor Violations
  4. Part-Time Jobs and Thrift: How Unpaid Interns in D.C. Get By
  5. Canada Post issues 72-hour lockout notice, work stoppage possible Friday