In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) to try to eliminate the problem. But despite the law, pregnancy discrimination is still a reality for far too many women.…
Unlike the majority of developed countries worldwide, the United States does not guarantee paid annual leave, paid time off for illness or family care or paid parental leave.
AAUW works toward greater availability of and access to a high standard of benefits and policies that promote work-life balance, including paid family and medical leave and paid sick days.
Because of old workplace paradigms, becoming a mother can take a toll on a woman’s earnings and jeopardize her family's economic security.
The labor force participation rate — that is those working or looking for work — for women with children under 18 was 71.5% in 2018.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, pay and other employment benefits. Yet the problem persists.
Too many American workers are forced to face the choice between a job and their health or the health of a loved one every time they get sick or a…