National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Equal Opportunity

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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.


Tipped Over the Edge

Gender equity in the restaurant industry…


Wal-Mart v. Dukes Amicus Brief

The following amici submit this brief, with the consent of the parties, in support of Respondents’ argument that the order of class certification was consistent with Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


Amicus Brief: Long Island Care at Home v. Coke

This case concerns whether a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. No. 93-259, relieved a commercial enterprise of its obligation to pay the federal minimum wage and overtime premiums to employees who provide health care in customers’ homes- or empowered the Labor Department to legislate such an exemption.


Executive Summary of Alito Report: Tipping the Balance

That is why the National Partnership for Women & Families looked closely at Judge Alito’s available record, examining his writings and opinions on a range of issues from employment to reproductive rights to affirmative action, and more.


Overview of Judge Prascilla Owen's Judicial Record

The National Partnership for Women & Families strongly opposes the nomination of Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla Owen to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


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.


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.


Statement of Opposition on the Nomination of William Pryor

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of William Pryor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


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.


Statement of Opposition on the Nomination of William G. Myers III

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of William G. Myers III to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Statement on the Nomination of James Leon Holmes

The National Partnership for Women & Families opposes the nomination of James Leon Holmes to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.


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.


Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education

This brief highlights the important role racially integrated schools play in breaking down persistent and pernicious stereotypes. As this Court repeatedly has recognized, negative assumptions based on race or sex have had terrible consequences for many Americans, denying them valuable opportunities and perpetuating unfair treatment.


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.


Women's Equality Day 2010: Steps Toward Women's Equality

Women's Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. More than 90 years later, the fight for women's equal access and opportunity continues—especially in workplaces across the country.


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.


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.

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