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

Urgent Action: Ask Your Members of Congress to Support Fair Pay Today

It's time to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. Act Now

In the News

New Poll: Across Party and Demographic Lines, Voters Need and Want Laws That Support Families’ Economic Security

Just-Completed Analysis Finds 23 Percent of Candidates for Governor and Congress Featured Their Positions on Family Friendly Policies on Their Websites This Year, Identifies a Relationship Between Doing So and Winning Read More

Blog Post

Reasons to Celebrate – and to be Vigilant – this National Work and Family Month

As the month draws to a close, there are clear signs of progress and frustrating reminders that vigilance remains essential. Read More


Economic Security Issues for Women and Families on 2014 Midterm Election Campaign Websites

A memo summarizing the results of the National Partnership’s analysis of the campaign websites of all 2014 general election candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Read More

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