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A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers, and caregivers.
The high cost of health care places a particular burden on lower-income women who need health services but often struggle to pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The problem has been exacerbated because many insurers charge women higher rates simply because of their gender, thereby putting health coverage out of reach—especially for many lower-income women.
Today, many uninsured or underinsured Americans receive their care from publicly funded clinics and health providers across the country known as essential community providers (ECPs). Many of these providers do not require insurance or any payment.
Abortion is one of the most common medical procedures for women; an estimated one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime. The majority of women who have abortions already have at least one child and many list the need to care for their children as a primary reason not to have another.
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.
On behalf of the National Women’s Law Center, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the nomination of Thomas E. Perez to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.
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.
FACT SHEET | Women in Alabama are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,089 between men and women who work full time in the state.
FACT SHEET | A look at what the wage gap means for Latinas, especially in the 20 states with the largest populations of employed Latina women.
Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a critical step forward in the fight for fair pay for women. Women working full time are paid only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men.
Despite existing protections against discrimination, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination every day. Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families.
Medicaid, the nation’s principal safety net health insurance program, provides critical health care for millions of lower income women, including many older women and women with disabilities.
Medicaid provides critical health care for millions of lower income women and children who otherwise would be uninsured. At all ages, women and girls make up the majority of enrollees in Medicaid.
On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for comments on the proposed rule that would extend the critical wage and hour protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to millions of home care workers. This rule will significantly enhance the economic security and job quality of these workers who have been, up until now, excluded from these most basic labor standards.
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.
The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and improving the well-being of our nation’s families.
In a nationwide poll of registered voters, 84% said they support “a new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.”
Pregnancy discrimination complaints are on the rise – and have been for a very long time...
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.
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