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Fact Sheet: The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

FACT SHEET | Details on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and why it is critical for pregnant workers and their families that Congress take action.


Statement of Judith L. Lichtman Submitted to the U.S. Senate HELP Committee for Hearing on “Employer Wellness Programs: Better Health Outcomes and Lower Costs”

Chairman Alexander, Ranking Member Murray, Members of the Committee, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor at the National Partnership for Women & Families. Thank you for the opportunity to offer recommendations on ensuring nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs, to be considered today in conjunction with the committee’s hearing.


Letter in Support of Burrows and Lopez for EEOC

A letter from the National Partnership and partner organizations expressing support for the nominations of David Lopez and Charlotte Burrows as EEOC General Counsel and Commissioner, respectively.


Peggy Young and the Fight for Workplace Equality for Pregnant Workers

ISSUE BRIEF | The question before the U.S. Supreme Court in Young v. UPS is whether, and in what circumstances, an employer that accommodates non-pregnant employees must accommodate pregnant employees.


Schedules That Work

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


Know Your Rights: Pregnancy Discrimination

A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.


Workplace Fairness Agenda for the 113th Congress

A review of concrete steps the 113th Congress can and should take to prohibit discrimination and expand opportunities and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Meeting on Employer Wellness Programs: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 5/8/2013

Chair Berrien and Commissioners, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. We are pleased that the Commission has convened this public meeting and appreciate the opportunity to offer recommendations to promote nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs.


Leveling the Playing Field

FACT SHEET | The connection between the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.


Losing Ground: Unwarranted Credit Checks Create Barriers to Employment for Women

Research clearly shows that there is no connection between credit information and job performance or turnover, yet employers across the country run credit checks as part of their hiring processes. This creates unnecessary and harmful obstacles for women seeking gainful employment to support their families, pay their bills and pull themselves out of debt.


U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission Meeting on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 2/15/2012

My name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to speak to you today about the persistent problem of workplace discrimination against pregnant women and caregivers.


Amicus Brief: Frank Ricci et al. v. John Destefano et al.

This Court and Congress have long made clear that Title VII prohibits both disparate impact and disparate treatment discrimination as coequal and complementary components of the Civil Rights Act’s commitment to equal opportunity in the workplace.


Amicus Brief: Ledbetter v. Goodyear

Under the ruling below, an employee cannot challenge pay discrimination resulting from any decisions made before the most recent pay decision prior to the 180-day limitations period under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


NP Report: Robert's Record on Issues Important to Women & Families

For more than 30 years, the National Partnership for Women & Families has been changing the world in ways that make life better for women and their families. From outlawing sexual harassment to prohibiting pregnancy discrimination to giving 50 million Americans family and medical leave, the National Partnership has fought for every major policy advance for women and families in the last three decades.


Fact Sheet on John Roberts and Women

The more Americans learn about John Roberts, the clearer it becomes that his views are far outside the mainstream. Repeatedly, John Roberts has expressed a narrow and regressive view of laws protecting women’s rights and civil rights.


Deja Vu All Over Again: Re-nomination of Controversial Nominees

The start of each new Congress and Administration provides an opportunity for a fresh start and a fresh approach to critical issues facing our nation. Nowhere is this opportunity more sorely needed than with judicial nominations.


Coalition Letter Opposing Nomination of Jeffrey Sutton

We, the undersigned women’s rights organizations, write to express our strong opposition to the nomination of Jeffrey Sutton to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Jeffrey Sutton is an experienced Supreme Court litigator who has gained prominence because of his staunch advocacy in favor of states’ rights and elevating state sovereignty over Congress’ power to protect civil rights.


Statement of Opposition on the Nomination of Janice Rogers Brown

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.


Testimony of LLCR before EEOC

Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and offer comments on proposals before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding its structure and organization.


Tipped Over the Edge

Gender equity in the restaurant industry…


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