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

Urge your members of Congress to support fair pay! Act Now

In the News

New Federal Contract Regulations ‘Significantly Strengthen Our Nation’s Commitment to Fairness,’ Women’s Leader Says

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

Blog Post

The Do No Harm Act: An Opportunity to Protect Women and Families from Discrimination

Earlier this month, I joined a strong group of civil rights advocates on Capitol Hill to celebrate the introduction of the Do No Harm Act of 2016. Read More

Resources

Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help Expecting and New Parents (2016)

A comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave, paid sick days, protections for pregnant workers and other workplace rights for new and expecting parents in the United States. Read More

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