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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

An act to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.


Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act

Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act -- Fact Sheet


EEORA House Bill

A bill to restore the effective use of group actions for claims arising under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, section 1977 of the Revised Statutes, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and for other purposes.


EEORA Senate Bill

A bill to restore the effective use of group actions for claims arising under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, section 1977 of the Revised Statutes, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and for other purposes.


EEORA Sign-On Letter (June 18, 2012)

As organizations dedicated to combating employment discrimination and promoting the economic security of our nation’s families, we urge you to support the Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act of 2012. This is a critical bill that would restore the ability of workers to join together to challenge discriminatory workplace policies and practices with a broad impact, promoting the effective enforcement of our nation’s civil rights laws.


2010 Statistics: Record High Employment Discrimination Claims 2011

Statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination—raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination in the current economic climate.


Fact Sheet: Latest Statistics Reveal Sharp Rise in Employment Discrimination Claims (2007)

The latest charge statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination. The number of charges received by the EEOC in FY2008 increased significantly in all categories


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: 25 Years Later

October 31st, 2003 marked the 25th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).1 Enacted in 1978, the PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to clarify that the prohibition against sex discrimination in employment includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.


Conozca Sus Derechos: Discriminacion Por Embarazo

Muchas mujeres reciben un trato injusto en el trabajo o cuando buscan trabajo por el hecho de estar embarazadas o porque un empleador piense que se puedan quedar embarazadas. Quizá esto le haya ocurrido a usted.


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.


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.


Working Women and Alabama’s Wage Gap

In Alabama, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,321 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,895. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,574 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Alaska’s Wage Gap

In Alaska, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $42,376 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $56,643. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,267 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Arizona’s Wage Gap

In Arizona, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,947 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,594. This means that women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,647 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Arkansas’s Wage Gap

In Arkansas, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $29,148 per year, while the median pay for a man working full time, year round is $39,082 per year. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,934 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and California’s Wage Gap

In California, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $41,302 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $49,453.This means that women are paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,151 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Colorado’s Wage Gap

In Colorado, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $39,638 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,237. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,599 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Connecticut’s Wage Gap

In Connecticut, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $46,004 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $60,168. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,164 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Delaware’s Wage Gap

In Delaware, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $39,508 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $49,013. This means that women are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,505 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and the District of Columbia’s Wage Gap

In the District of Columbia, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $56,127 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $61,381. This means that women are paid 91 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $5,254 between full-time working men and women in the District.


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