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

Losers: Overcoming Failure at Work

Go to any magazine rack and you'll see smiling faces of executives, entertainers and sports stars all rejoicing in the glow of success. It's enough to make you feel terrible about yourself and your career prospects. But what if I were to tell you that man

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Blog of the Week

Thousands of Piece Rate Workers in California’s Salon Industry Are Likely Owed Unpaid Wages

Salon owners in California who pay employees on commission are subject to liability for failing to pay all wages due. Under California law, “commissions” are a form of wages applicable only to an employee who sells a product or service, not to an employee who makes a product or provides a service to the employer’s customers

Thought for the Week

"Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street."

–Zig Zigler

List of the Week

from Online Pays: How to get salary information online

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Senate nudges Acosta step toward confirmation at Labor
  2. Roundtable Anticipates Changes to Labor and Employment Relations Under Trump Administration
  3. 11 Sue Fox News, Citing ‘Intolerable’ Racial Bias
  4. Workplace Fairness: Online Legal Resources for Victims of Sexual Harassment & Hostile Work Environments
  5. Aeroflot Workers Are Told Passengers Want Attractive Flight Crews