National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Sexual Harassment

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Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid “Safe Days”

FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.

Fair Employment Protection Act (Vance Fix) Women's Letter

A sign-on letter from women's organizations and partners supporting the Vance fix.

Amicus Brief for the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals: Ingrid Reeves v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc.

A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama improperly concluded that Reeves did not present evidence of gender-based workplace harassment, and urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit not to make the same mistake.

Amicus Brief for the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals: Lynette Harris v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

A 2009 friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to reverse the decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, which failed to recognize the gender bias and sexual harassing environment of Harris's workplace.

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.

Statement of Opposition on the Nomination of Charles W. Pickering

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of Charles W. Pickering to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Who's the Judge: Why Women Should Care About Judicial Appointments

Judges are charged with the responsibility to interpret and help administer our nation’s laws. Judges’ decisions govern our lives in many areas, such as the question of when women may bring suit to challenge and change unequal pay practices, and whether health plans and providers impermissibly discriminate against women when they refuse to cover or offer certain reproductive health services.

Statement of Opposition on the Nomination of Carolyn Kuhl

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of Carolyn B. Kuhl for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Women At Work 40 Years After the Civil Rights Act of 1964

While women have made gains in the last four decades, serious barriers to full equality in the workplace remain. Title VII has been one of the main tools for tackling these barriers, helping to root out and eliminate illegal practices – but it has not been enough.

Conozca Sus Derechos: Acoso Sexual

Pero no se debe aceptar el acoso sexual como parte de la jornada diaria de trabajo. Es una forma de discriminación sexual, y como tal es ilegal. Existen leyes estatales y federales que protegen a las beneficiarias de asistencia pública y a otras personas que se encuentran en empleos de bajos ingresos.

Detours on the Road to Employment: Obstacles Facing Low Income Women

For many women, the path to finding and keeping a job with decent wages and advancement opportunities is strewn with obstacles — from lack of adequate child care, to juggling work and family responsibilities, to dealing with on-the-job discrimination.

Overview of Judge Terrence Boyle's Judicial Record

The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly opposes the nomination of Judge Terrence Boyle to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment Guide

But you don’t have to accept sexual harassment as part of a day’s work. It is a form of sex discrimination, and it is against the law. There are state and federal laws that can protect welfare recipients and others working in low-wage jobs.

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