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).

Take Action

Congress: Don't eliminate our right to overtime pay!

Tell your members of Congress to reject the badly misnamed Working Families Flexibility or "comp time" bill! Act Now

In the News

Fast Food Has A Massive Sexual Harassment Problem - Buzzfeed News

Sexual harassment "often involves an imbalance of power between a perpetrator and the person who is harassed," said Sarah Fleisch Fink, director of workplace policy and senior counsel for the National Partnership. Read More

Blog Post

Sexual Harassment: When Laws Aren’t Nearly Enough

If we want to make sexual harassment a rarity, changing the law is important, but not sufficient. We also have to change the culture. Read More

Resources

Letter to Congress From Women's Community Opposing GOP Tax Plans

A 2017 letter to Congress from 92 organizations dedicated to advancing the health, economic security and opportunity of women and families and eradicating their barriers to success to express opposition to the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” Read More

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