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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Detours on the Road to Employment: Obstacles Facing Low Income Women

    For many women, the path to finding and keeping a job with decent wages and advancement opportunities is strewn with obstacles — from lack of adequate child care, to juggling work and family responsibilities, to dealing with on-the-job discrimination.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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