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

Workplace Rights Weekly

Topic of the Week

Dealing With Distractions

Blogs, texts and apps are just some of the things enticing us to play hooky instead of getting work done. Here are four tips to help you remain focused.


Blog of the Week

Taking Pope Francis' Message Seriously Means Pushing for Worker-Owned, Green Cooperatives

The Pope's visit to the USA this week comes just two months before pivotal UN climate talks that could lead to a global climate agreement. Climate change will be high on his agenda in planned addresses to the UN and Congress, and it is likely that one of his central concerns will be the economy.

Thought for the Week

"You can always find a distraction if you're looking for one."

–Tom Kite

List of the Week

from Brent O'Brian

Just Reading This Will Stress You Out: Top Stressors At Work

  • Misaligned responsibilities
  • Lack of prioritization
  • Time management issues
  • Inappropriate workloads
  • Unrealistic expectations 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. In first case of term, Supreme Court considers international obligations
  2. BP settlement will cost $20.8 billion, Justice Department says
  3. Lawsuit alleges Kansas City airline pilot lost job after misdiagnosis for mental disorder
  4. W.Va. court considers immunity in ex-school chief's suit
  5. Metro faces federal takeover