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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

Source Code: Effective Business Communications

Everyone at work seems to be overwhelmed today. With all of our bulging inboxes, it's so darned important for every one of us to learn how to communicate more efficiently and effectively.

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Blog of the Week

Will the "real" employer please stand up? The consequences of the global shift to subcontracting, franchising, and outsourcing

A fundamental change has taken place in the American workplace, and we are only now beginning to realize just how monumental it is.

Thought for the Week

"The five essential entrepreneurial skills for success: concentration, discrimination, organizations, innovation and communication."

–Harold S. Geneen

List of the Week

from Fish Consulting

Virtual Team Challenges: What Managers Are Concerned About

  • 49% communicating effectively
  • 43% managing projects and deadlines
  • 43% creating consensus during decision-making 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Mandatory sick leave moves forward in Capitol
  2. Walmart Would Really Rather Not Pay That $151M That Court Says It Owes Employees
  3. Justices revive case claiming UPS discriminated against pregnant worker
  4. Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Workers
  5. Yes, You Should Ask for a Raise