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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Working Women and Wisconsin’s Wage Gap

In Wisconsin, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,490 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $45,523. This means that women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,033 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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.


Time and Place to Pump at Work

Study after study shows that breast-feeding can help lead to healthy outcomes for children, and now a new study shows that it saves tremendously on health care costs.


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


Working Women and Mississippi’s Wage Gap

In Mississippi, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $28,879 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $38,613. This means that women are paid 75 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,734 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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.


Arizona Women and the Wage Gap

In Arizona, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,048 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $42,544 per year. This means that women in Arizona are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $6,496 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Working Women and North Dakota’s Wage Gap

In North Dakota, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,027 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,214. This means that women are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,187 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Austin Women and the Wage Gap

In the Austin metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,144 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $48,510 per year. This means that women in the Austin area are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,366 between men and women who work full time.


Working Women and Utah’s Wage Gap

In Utah, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,163 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $46,609. This means that women are paid 69 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,446 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Kansas’s Wage Gap

In Kansas, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,204 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,773. This means that women are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,569 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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.


Atlanta Women and the Wage Gap

In the Atlanta metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $39,844 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,978 per year. This means that women in the Atlanta area are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,134 between men and women who work full time.


Facts about Affirmative Action

At the center of our current public policy debate is a fundamental struggle over what "affirmative action" is and really means. This struggle carries enormous implications for women's lives, since affirmative action has provided women with opportunities they were previously denied despite their merit.


Columbus Women and the Wage Gap

In the Columbus metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,082 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,343 per year. This means that women in the Columbus area are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,261 between men and women who work full time.


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 Michigan’s Wage Gap

In Michigan, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $36,413 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $48,953. This means that women are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,540 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.


Pregnant Workers Need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Despite existing protections, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination. Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families.


Working Women and Maine’s Wage Gap

In Maine, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,873 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,029. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,156 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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