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

It's time for a badly needed, long overdue raise for overtime workers!

I strongly support increasing the overtime salary threshold to $50,440 per year and establishing a mechanism to automatically update that number going forward. Act Now

In the News

Gender-Based Wage Gap is Costing America’s Women and Families Greatly, New State-by-State Study Finds

Analysis of Just-Released Census Data Looks at Income Loss for Women Nationally and in All 50 States, as Measured by Food, Housing and Gas Read More

Blog Post

Women’s Equality Depends on Equal Access to Family Friendly Workplace Policies

This Women's Equality Day, in light of all the recent attention to paid leave, let's remind Congress that the fight for equal rights for women is far from over. Read More


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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