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

Dogma: Spotting It Where You Work

Most organizations have their organizational dogma, rules that everyone just accepts to be true. There is only one problem, often these rules don't apply any more.

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Blog of the Week

On Wages, The Economist Agrees

Wages, of course, are not just important to central bankers. Weak pay saps revenue from income tax and social-security contributions, making it harder for governments to mend public finances.

Thought for the Week

"Every dogma has its day."

–Anthony Burgess

List of the Week

from CareerBuilder.com

Color Me Successful: Hiring Managers Tell Us What Colors Tell Them


• Black - Leadership
• Blue - Team Player
• Gray - Logical/Analytical
• White - Organized
• Brown - Dependable
• Red - Power
• Green, Yellow, Orange or Purple - all four colors were associated with Creative

Top Five News Headlines

  1. One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers' Right to Sue
  2. Workers paid $1.21 an hour to install Fremont tech company's computers
  3. Union files charges claiming unfair labor practices in Lebanon lockout
  4. Minnesota adds 7,200 jobs, adding to employment rally
  5. Can a Firm's Partners Also Be Its Employees¡