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).

$10,784 = 92 weeks of groceries!

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

‘We Will All Be Better Off When the Equality Act Becomes Law,’ Women’s Leader Says

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

Blog Post

A Long Overdue Victory for Equality

Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in four same-sex marriage cases today, marriage equality is now the law of the land in all 50 states. Read More

Resources

Schedules That Work

FACT SHEET | Federal level scheduling standards would go a long way toward providing the predictability and financial stability workers need. Read More

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