National Partnership for Women & Families

Workplace Fairness

You should not be paid less than a man for doing the same work. You should not get fired or lose a promotion because you’re pregnant. And you should never have to experience sexual harassment at work. It’s not right, but discrimination is common in the 21st century workplace.

Too many women still face obstacles that make it difficult for them to succeed. At the same time, many women are unaware of their legal rights or what to do if they believe their rights have been violated.

This is a serious concern for all women and particularly for low-income women, women moving from welfare to work, and others living on the economic margins.

The National Partnership pushes for vigorous enforcement of employment discrimination laws and expanded job opportunities for women. We educate women about their legal rights, and inform the public about the ways discrimination harms families and our economy.

The bottom line: We want you to succeed and never experience discrimination (again).

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Take Action

Congress: It's time to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

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In the News

House of Representatives Acted Recklessly by Passing Budget Resolution, Ness Says, Warning Vote ‘Will Cost Our Country Dearly’

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families Read More

Blog Post

Progress, Promise and Peril: The Imperative to Continue Workplace Policy Gains in 2017

The nation is poised for progress, but it will only come if lawmakers recognize that strengthening our economy will require paying as much attention to the kinds of jobs that are available as they pay to creating or keeping jobs in the United States. Read More

Resources

America’s Women and the Wage Gap

FACT SHEET | Overall, women in the United States are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. When women lose income, their economic security and that of their families is diminished. Read More

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