Learn Your Rights in the Workplace

August 23, 2013

Do you know what to do if you’re sexually harassed at work? What if you think your employer is discriminating against you because you’re pregnant or nursing? Are you positive that you even know what your rights are? Laws exist to protect employees from discrimination and harassment, but how can you ensure your employer is abiding by those laws?

Just in time for Women’s Equality Day, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is proud to launch our new Know Your Rights in the Workplace page. On this page you will find up-to-date content and all the latest legal developments straight from the experts, so you know you’re getting the best information on workplace protection.

And we need this information now more than ever. In a recent survey, nearly 30 percent of women reported experiencing discrimination in the workplace, and 31 percent said they think they’d be paid more if they were male. Workers, especially women, are struggling in this economy, and discrimination and ill-treatment only make things worse, depriving women of much-needed opportunities.

AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund is just the group to provide this invaluable resource. The LAF has a long history of fighting sex discrimination in the workplace. The fund provides financial and nonfinancial support for lawsuits, and distributes nationally-recognized education and prevention programs that fight discrimination in communities nationwide.

Explore Know Your Rights yourself and learn more about how to protect your rights in the workplace. Make sure you also check out our redesigned Know Your Rights on Campus page and pass it on to the students in your life.

Beth Scott By:   |   August 23, 2013