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

Workplace Contradictions: Surviving In Difficult Times

Being more flexible and open minded at work is a requirement today, given how much change is taking place every day.

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Blog of the Week

Thought for the Week

"The speed of the boss is the speed of the team."

–Lee Iacocca

List of the Week

from Brookings Institute

No BS, No Job: Top Cities Requiring a College Degree To Get Hired

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, 56%
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, 49%
  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, 49%
  • Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, 49%
  • Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, 48%
  • Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, 48% 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Ex-prosecutor sues DOJ, U.S. attorney for NE, alleges sex discrimination
  2. The Cost of an Adjunct
  3. We Need More Nurses
  4. Why minimum wage is a bigger problem for women than men
  5. Bill would help poor workers injured on job