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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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Civil Rights Act

A bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile legal rights and remedies under civil rights statutes.


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.


Civil Rights Act of 1991

To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to restore and strengthen civil rights laws that ban discrimination in employment, and for other purposes.


Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act

Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act -- Fact Sheet


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