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

Duly Noted: Taking Effective Notes at Work

Ever look across your desk to see stacks of note pads and notes that are mostly unintelligible? Welcome to the club.

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Blog of the Week

Uber ignored its diversity problem. Now it’s paying for it in spades.

Uber is under fire after a former engineer made headlines for publishing a detailed account of her experiences with sexual harassment—and Uber executives not addressing it. The timing seems particularly awful for Uber, which just lost 200,000 customers for the way it handled President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. But Uber has been one of the few holdouts not tackling the problems of diversity and inclusion that ail much of Silicon Valley. Now, the company has to pay for it.

Thought for the Week

""We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.""

–Franklin Delano Roosevelt

List of the Week

from Workplace Options

Generational Training Gaps: Young and Old Learn Differently

  • Of workers age 18-29, 75 % said workplace trainings would be more valuable if they were available remotely through hand-held mobile devices
  • 40 percent of respondents age 30 to 45 believed this, and 
  • Only 26 percent age 46 to 65 reflected this view.

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